slub

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

slub ‎(plural slubs)

  1. A small thickened portion or knot found on linen yarn, caused by defects.
  2. Sludge.
    • 2014 September 7, Natalie Angier, “The Moon comes around again [print version: Revisiting a moon that still has secrets to reveal: Supermoon revives interest in its violent origins and hidden face, International New York Times, 10 September 2014, p. 8]”[1], The New York Times:
      According to the reigning hypothesis, about 4.5 billion years ago, shortly after Earth had accreted down into a sphere from its little slub of circumsolar material, another newborn planet [Theia], still shaky on its feet, slammed obliquely into Earth with terrifying force.
  3. Fabric fiber produced by slubbing.

Verb[edit]

slub ‎(third-person singular simple present slubs, present participle slubbing, simple past and past participle slubbed)

  1. To draw and twist fibers in order to prepare them for spinning.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.