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  • n. Plural form of urchin.

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  • "The principle of the wool-carding machine is identical with that of the cotton-carding machine, and it is chiefly distinguished from the latter by a great number of small cylinders called urchins, which work in pairs and are called workers and cleaners."

    --from the Century Dictionary definition for carding-machine

    January 19, 2011