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combing,

process that follows cardingcarding,
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.
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 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.

combing

[′kōm·iŋ]
(building construction)
In roofing, the topmost row of shingles which project above the ridge line.
(engineering)
Using a comb or stiff bristle brush to create a pattern by pulling through freshly applied paint.
Scraping or smoothing a soft stone surface.
(textiles)
Elimination of short, curly fibers by means of a machine process.

combing

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.
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