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process by which fibers are opened, cleaned, and straightened in preparation for spinning. The fingers were first used, then a tool of wood or bone shaped like a hand, then two flat pieces of wood (cards) covered with skin set with thorns or teeth.
..... Click the link for more information. in the preparation of fibers for spinning, lays the fibers parallel, and removes noils (short fibers). The modern combing machine is a specialized carding machine. Combing produces a fine sliver suitable for drawing out and spinning into strong, smooth yarn. The process, used for long staple cottons and worsted yarn, is expensive, since up to 25% of the card sliver is eliminated. Hackling is a form of combing, often by hand, used for linen.
In roofing, the topmost row of shingles which project above the ridge line.
Using a comb or stiff bristle brush to create a pattern by pulling through freshly applied paint.
Scraping or smoothing a soft stone surface.
Elimination of short, curly fibers by means of a machine process.
1. In roofing, the topmost row of shingles which project above the ridge line; the uppermost ridge on a roof.
2. Using a comb or stiff bristle brush to create a pattern by pulling through freshly applied paint. See antiquing.
3. Scraping or smoothing a soft stone surface.