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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In fact, these are tenter frames and the picture provides an interesting snapshot of the local textile industry at this time.
A tenter frame was a row of posts, sometimes of stone, supporting wooden horizontal rails along which the pieces of milled cloth were stretched out to dry.
The saying `being on tenter hooks' used to evoke a very different image to the one we would imagine.
In July 1995, he was found guilty of murdering African student Jerome Ligaly, 22, in an attack in Tenters Square, Wrexham.