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scutching

[′skəch·iŋ]
(textiles)
The breaking up and separating of the woody portions of flax stems from the retted fiber by means of rollers.

scutching

A method of finely dressing stone with a hammer, the head of which is composed of a bundle of steel points.
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perform work on the finalization of the machine scutching KR-10 production line for production of short flax fiber.
hemp green scutching followed by water retting) and dew retting of flax.
Primitive scutching tools included wooden "knives" or "paddles" with V-shaped notches through which crushed stalks were drawn to remove nonfibrous parts of the stem loosened by braking.
Drawing on the newspapers, journals, and reports of the textile workers' union and the main textile trust, as well as on his own impressive knowledge of cotton manufacturing technology, Ward walks the reader through the scutching, flying-frame, and ring-frame rooms, the self-actor halls and the weaving sheds of the mills.
In traditional hemp processing the long fibers are fractionated from the internal woody hurds in two steps, breaking (stalks are crushed, in more recent times using rollers that break the woody core into short pieces) and scutching (the remaining hurds, short fibers ("tow") and long fibers ("line fiber," "long-line fiber") are separated).
Since I had been confused about the name of the flax brake, I thought I had already completed scutching so I skipped that part of the process.
The coarse material was removed by scraping the stems across the brake's wooden blade in a process called scutching.
Cuddy contracts manager David Scutchings said: "It's taken eight people six months to prepare for the explosive demolition.
Gary Scutchings, 54, threatened to post topless pictures of the North Wales teenager in her home area if she didn't meet him.
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Roy Scutchings, honorary administrator of the Ilchester Museum, about renovations in the 1980s.
However, like Takats at Holmes Place, Scutchings says he would never make a major purchase without contacting "at least two or three" reference customers to gain a balanced perspective.