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sliver

a loose strand or fibre obtained by carding

Sliver

 

the designation of various textile materials, such as semifinished products in thread production, as well as fabric made in the form of a narrow strip. In spinning, the sliver is a loose product consisting of many continuous, long, more or less even and parallel fibers; it is made on carding and combing machines. Fabric sliver is strips of fabric (usually 1–10 cm wide) of various fiber content, with selvage. Slivers may be ornamental, or they may be used for finishing (for dresses or hats), trim (for lace on underwear or for shoulder straps), or reinforcement (on garters or suspenders). Some slivers—for example, those used for ribbons—undergo special finishing, such as the production of a moiré effect or crimping.

sliver

[′sliv·ər]
(materials)
A piece of propellant grain of triangular cross section which remains unburned when the web of multiperforated grains has been burned through.
(metallurgy)
A thin, elongated fragment of metal that has been rolled onto the surface of the parent metal and is attached by only one end.
(textiles)
A round, untwisted strand of fiber removed from the carding or combing machine and used to spin yarn.
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A DUP statement said: "The sliver of land was bought for pounds 5 and sold for pounds 5, a fact that has never been hidden, and Mr Robinson derived no financial benefit whatsoever from the transaction.
Despite the document showing the transaction, a party spokesman said: "The memorial at Land Registry is not correct in that no dwelling was transferred but rather a sliver of ground which ran along one boundary of the site of a dwelling.
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The sliver is too small to see with the naked eye and very difficult to remove.