American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To draw out and twist (a strand of silk or other textile fiber) in preparation for spinning.
- n. A soft thick nub in yarn that is either an imperfection or purposely set for a desired effect.
- n. A slightly twisted roll of fiber, as of silk or cotton.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Loose mud; mire.
- n. Wool slightly twisted preparatory to spinning, usually that which has been carded.
- To twist slightly after carding, so as to prepare for spinning: said of woolen yarn.
- n. A lump or thick piece of cotton which becomes attached to or twisted into the yarn during the process of spinning.
- n. A small thickened portion or knot found on linen yarn, caused by defects.
- n. Sludge.
- n. Fabric fiber produced by slubbing.
- v. To draw and twist fibers in order to prepare them for spinning.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also
- v. To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.
- n. soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What the hell does this fat slub know who is weaker or stronger.”
“Which one would look better paired with my cotton slub?”
“A speech-impeded or misunderstood/misspelled besmirchment of character “Yo mama, she a slub.””
“Remind me never to buy a wedding dress where the description includes the terms “slub” and “raw dege”.”
“Im glad its different from ‘cotton slub’, no one wants cotton slub on their wedding dress…”
“All were covered or upholstered in blue slub-satin that she suspected was raw silk; a deeper blue carpet covered the floor, and the walls were papered in blue and white stripes.”
“Dave Griffiths, another huge inspiration, officially joined slub for a gig at Sonar.”
“Tom Armitage wrote a nicewired article interviewing us slub about live coding.”
“This morning I assembled the two newly-sewn shirts, and two “slub tees” from Target that I thought would be perfect for this.”
“Dave & Alex are both members of the Openlab free software artists collective and the TOPLAP organisation for live algorithm promotion. slub.org ; toplap.org ; pawfal.org/openlab ; pawfal.org/dave ; yaxu.org”
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Words for things both tangible and anthropic. I'm in the process of spinning off hardware into ute, and people into oofy.
All the words from the cover of the Wordnik notebook.
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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