weft

[ UK /wˈɛft/ ]
NOUN
  1. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
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  • Concerntug the v* - trade* the force of my argument goes no farther than this; — that its Juppftfliou, by the ISrihfli government only, other nations continuing the trade as ufua\ % who would of cotirfe felSC on what we funender, would anfwer the purpofes of humanity, cither to the negroes tn Africa, or to thofe already in the Weft Indies; and I have quoted* in fupport of this opinion, the authoiitiesof men (naval commander! and others) who arc intimately acquainted with the trade, though no ways intended in its continuance; and I have not yet met with any evidence or argument* to Kivtttdate their testimony. The Monthly Review
  • The weave of backing fabric, the needle-punching depth and weft count of the paper making felt are chosen as the factors in the orthogonal test. Then the tensility of the paper making felts is tested.
  • Swefte as the rodde for-weltrynge [89] levyn-bronde, The Rowley Poems
  • Cotton thread produced on spinning wheels or spinning jennies was not generally strong enough to be used as the warp as well as the weft of cloth, which meant that it had to be interwoven with linen or wool yarn. 'The Industrial Revolutionaries'
  • The wraiths and phantoms creep under your carpets and between the warp and weft of fabric, they lurk in wardrobes and lie flat under drawer-liners.
  • Other threads gradually interwove into the weft of her designs.
  • The pile is formed by knots, which are tied round the warp threads, and held in place by the weft, which is passed back and forth and beaten down securely.
  • Woven from copper and lead strips, two new works, constructed as grids, swollen with empty pregnancies, provide a text, censoring itself, in rhythms of weft and warp.
  • In a certain sense all of the theoretical explanations of science, the weft that holds the tapestry together, are hypotheses, and to unthread one section risks destroying the entire fabric.
  • Women in blue plastic capes weave wool through the fence, using it as warp and weft.
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