from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also slubbing.
- transitive v. To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
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