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  • v. to make cloth (especially tweed in Scotland) denser and more felt-like by soaking and beating


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  • "They would make a fire and heat water in those black pots they used to have and they would sing all day, slapping the clothes on the rocks in perfect rhythm. And they would do the same thing when they were making blankets, waulking the cloth, all of them sitting at that long table."

    - 'No Great Mischief', Alistair MacLeod.

    February 19, 2008