• WordNet 3.6
    • n slub soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slub A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also slubbing.
    • v. t Slub To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slub Loose mud; mire.
    • n slub Wool slightly twisted preparatory to spinning, usually that which has been carded.
    • slub To twist slightly after carding, so as to prepare for spinning: said of woolen yarn.
    • n slub A lump or thick piece of cotton which becomes attached to or twisted into the yarn during the process of spinning.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Slub slub to twist after carding to prepare for spinning.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain


In literature:

Loose wool and worsted slubbing can be entered at 60 deg.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886" by Various
Slubbing, dyeing of, 44.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
But Jud Carpenter did not finish his work by starting the slubbing machine.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Wool may be dyed in the raw state (fleece), slubbing, or yarn.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
In the carding, slubbing, intermediate, roving, and spinning machinery there is in every case an increase in the amount of machinery tended.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
The slubbing is passed between the rollers in pairs, the emerging product being less in diameter than the diameter of a single slubbing.
"The Fabric of Civilization" by Anonymous
This weft is about the equivalent of commercial slub with no tensile strength.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.

In news:

Jed York addressed us media slubs before the game and he put the hammer on any talk of signing a old head football like Mike Holmgren.
The round, semi-bell shade is an ivory linen textile with natural slubbing.