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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fault, in weaving, caused by the entanglement of a broken warp-thread in the shed through which the weft passes.

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  • "A rectangular notch in the side of the ear, made by folding it downward and cutting off the corner of the fold. Manx for a lump cut off anything."
    —W. Walter Gill, Manx Dialect Words and Phrases, 1934

    April 23, 2009