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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large circular boiler, or kier, used in bleaching.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large circular boiler or kier used in bleaching.

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  • Also puffern.┬áIn weaving, a vat in which linen and cotton cloth is cleansed by boiling.

    June 23, 2015