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- v. Present participle of slub.
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- a. & n. from slub.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as slub.
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The best plan is undoubtedly to dye the fibre after it has been carded and partly spun into what is known as slubbing, or sliver.
The best plan is undoubtedly to dye the fibre after it has been carded and partly spun into what is known as slubbing or sliver.
The product is now "slubbing" and is wound upon large bobbins to be ready for the next process.
Wool is dyed in a variety of forms, raw, loose wool; partly manufactured fibre in the form of slubbing or sliver; spun fibres or yarns, in hanks or skeins and in warps, and lastly in the form of woven pieces.
These different forms necessitate the employment of different forms of machinery and different modes of handling, it is evident to the least unobservant that it would be quite impossible to subject slubbing or sliver to the same treatment as yarn or cloth, otherwise the slubbing would be destroyed and rendered valueless.
On the other hand, as it is necessary to keep the sliver or slubbing straight and level, no working about in the dye-liquors can be allowed to take place, and so such must be dyed in specially constructed machines, and one of the best of these is the
The slubbing or sliver may be scoured, bleached, rinsed, dyed, washed, soaped, or otherwise treated without removing it from the machine, which is a most decided advantage.
The working of the machine is as follows: the slubbing or sliver is placed in the space between C and D rather tightly, so that it will not move about.
Loose wool and worsted slubbing can be entered at 60° C. (140° F.).
But Jud Carpenter did not finish his work by starting the slubbing machine.