waulk

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waulk (third-person singular simple present waulks, present participle waulking, simple past and past participle waulked)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, Northern England, Scotland) to make cloth (especially tweed in Scotland) denser and more felt-like by soaking and beating

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Etymology[edit]

Old English wealcan (to roll, toss).

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tae waulk (third-person singular simple present waulks, present participle waulkin, simple past waulkit, past participle waulkit)

  1. (transitive) to full (cloth)
  2. (intransitive) (of cloth) to shrink from moisture