Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of separating the fibers of wool, especially long-fibered wool, and laying them parallel as in wool-carding. See comb and combing.
“Mr. Jowett wants the Home Secretary to withdraw the permission he gave some time ago "to employ women on the night-turn in wool-combing.”
“These inventions were the spinning jenny, the steam engine, the power loom, the wool-combing machine, and the cotton gin.”
“A carding cylinder had been invented by Paul as far back as 1748, and now came into general use, while several wool-combing machines were invented in 1792 and 1793.”
“Eisinga, who constructed the Franeker planetarium in the intervals of wool-combing.”
“He thinks he now sees a prospect of getting his livelihood by a method which will suit him better than wool-combing work has hitherto done, exercising more of his faculties and sparing his health.”
“I had also the privilege of seeing the great wool-combing factory of our countryman Mr. Jonathan Holden, for upwards of forty years a citizen of Rheims.”
“This was the ease with the self-acting mule, the wool-combing machine, the planing machine, the slotting machine,”
“My first visit was to the house where Shakespeare was born, and where, according to tradition, he was brought up to his father's craft of wool-combing.”
“My first visit was to the house where Shakspeare was born, and where, according to tradition, he was brought up to his father’s craft of wool-combing.”
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