sley


sley
/slay/, n., pl. sleys, v.
n.
1. the reed of a loom.
2. the warp count in woven fabrics.
3. Brit. the lay of a loom.
v.t.
4. to draw (warp ends) through the heddle eyes of the harness or through the dents of the reed in accordance with a given plan for weaving a fabric.
Also, slay, sleigh.
[bef. 1050; ME sleye, OE slege weaver's reed; akin to D slag, G Schlag, ON slag, Goth slahs a blow; see SLAY]

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  • Sley — Sley, v. t. To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a reed; a term used by weavers. See {Sleave}, and {Sleid}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sley — sley; sley·er; …   English syllables

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  • sley — n. (also slay) a weaver s reed. Etymology: OE slege, rel. to SLAY(1) * * * /slay/, n., pl. sleys, v. n. 1. the reed of a loom. 2. the warp count in woven fabrics. 3. Brit. the lay of a loom. v.t. 4 …   Useful english dictionary

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