fulling

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fulling

[′fu̇l·iŋ]
(textiles)
A process in which a felt fabric is pounded with hammers in order to develop firmness.
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Function' is where the songs, like those of shantying or waulking, 'appeared to have a primarily functional value in the pacing, rhythm and coordination of labour' (p.
Waulking songs and sea shanties are interesting not only because of their renown, but also because of their differences, the first being associated with a terrestrial, female-exclusive, non-capitalist occupation, the second with a maritime, male-exclusive, capitalist-related form of labour.
They would pass their portion of cloth on to their right-hand neighbour on every third beat, so that the cloth always moved around in a clockwise circle as they sang the songs of waulking.
As these lines show, waulking songs often contained words and syllables with no specific meaning.
Here are echoes of Constantine's waulking songs, as work function and common song corpus interweave, but now the emphasis is not on fragmentation but condensation of narrative.