from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural Waste silk formed in winding off the threads from a cocoon.
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Waste silkformed when windingoff the threadsfrom a cocoon.
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This material, commonly called "husks" or "knubs," forms an important item in silk manufacture, and much of it is exported to Europe and