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  • n. Plural form of slub.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of slub.


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  • The looms are older, narrower, and slower than highly efficient modern looms, but they weave fabric with slight irregularities known as slubs, which impart a texture and character that modern looms lack.

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  • Cotton was coarser and often contained many more thread imperfections, which professionals called slubs.


  • Good-quality linen thread makes sewing a much more pleasant experience, but linen often features slubs in the single threads.

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  • These slubs are not only a nuisance when working, they also mean a weak spot in the thread.

    Linen sewing thread

  • I have searched for nice, smooth, sturdy linen thread for quite some time, and I am happy to have found one finally with no or next to no slubs and imperfections in the thread.

    Linen sewing thread

  • While all of the principles are dining, the rest of us slubs will be taking down the tradeshow.

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  • They have a little more burning interesting in the process than the slubs (ph) that will register at the last minute in October and run out and vote in November.

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  • Sometimes slubs are intentionally created for a fashion effect.


  • It should have no knots, weak spots, protruding yarns, crooked or broken yarns, or overthick yarns slubs.


  • Weave should be even, close or tight, and uniform, with no crooked threads, knots, protruding threads, broken threads, or slubs unless slubs are put there intentionally, for example, for fashion reasons.



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