woof

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woof the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Woof Texture; cloth; as, a pall of softest woof .
    • Woof The threads that cross the warp in a woven fabric; the weft; the filling; the thread usually carried by the shuttle in weaving.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n woof The thread that is carried by the shuttle and is woven into the warp by being passed back and forth through successive sheds, or partings made in the warp or lengthwise threads by the action of heddles; the threads that run from side to side of a web; the weft.
    • n woof Texture; cloth: as. a pall of softest woof.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Woof woof same as Weft (q.v.)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. oof, AS. ōwef, ōweb, āweb,; on, an, on + wef, web, fr. wefan, to weave. The initial w is due to the influence of E. weave,. See On Weave, and cf. Abb
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ówef, áwebáwefan, to weave—á-, prefix, wefan, to weave.

Usage

In literature:

If colors are to be used, great care is needed in arranging warp and woof.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
CHAPTER V. THE WEAVERS AND THE WOOF.
"The Works Of Edward Bulwer-Lytton A Linked Index to the Project Gutenberg Editions" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Of this warp and woof have all the strange patterns of Spanish life been woven.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
Beyond the stile, across the level velvet of a meadow, a footpath lay, like a thread of darker woof.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
Out of the warp and woof given to him by the Creator he has woven a noble and beautiful pattern.
"War Letters of a Public-School Boy" by Henry Paul Mainwaring Jones
The wandering flame, far darting, strikes the golden-fretted roof, And with the tremulous ray aloft, it weaves a shining woof.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
She laid aside her Sunday mantle, the scarlet woof which to spin, weave, and fashion, had cost her a world of pains.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
Woof, how she squirmed!
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
The nature-study part of the voyage was woven in with the missionary trip as intimately as warp with woof.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
Above was the blue and white woof of the spring sky.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
We were near enough to make signs to them, just visible in the dull gloom of dimly burning safety lamps when, woof!
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
In this case the warp should be of the same material as the woof.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd
She found herself dreaming of incoherent and mysterious things, a woof of thought, as airy as the fog itself.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Another "woof," rather higher pitched than the first, rose angrily from below.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
It seems to be a quality in the warp and woof of the mind of the man that has it.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
Yet, from an occasional "woof" or so, which they could not restrain, we could hear that the dogs were returning.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
Ye straighten out life's tangled warp and woof!
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
In the misty warp and woof of these events, Alan could find as yet nothing which could have involved her.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
It runs through the warp and woof of their life.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
They constitute the warp and woof out of which the university weaves the higher education.
"The Library and Society" by Various
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In poetry:

Over all the solemn heaven
Arches, like a God's reproof
At the offerings man has driven
To Hell's altars, loom and woof!
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
The wise man, marks the flow and ebb
Hidden and held aloof:
In his deep mind is laid the web,
Shuttles are driving the woof.
"One Day" by Archibald Lampman
Closer the woof of white mist drew,
Before, behind, beside.
How could that phantom moon break through,
Above that shrouded tide?
"Off Rough Point" by Emma Lazarus
Glens and glades of lushest verdure
Toil her in their tawny mesh,
Wilder-woofed ways and alleys
Lock her struggling limbs in leash.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
They gave her the woof, with a sorrowful look,
And vanish’d like bubbles that burst on the brook;
But deep in the mountain was heard a sweet strain,
As the lady went home to her bower again.
"May Asda (From The Danish Of Oehlenslaeger)" by George Borrow
"Forsaken wheel! when you first came
To clothe young hearts and old,
Our ancestors were glad to wear
Your woof, nor knew the shame
Which later days have bred, to share
The homespun's simple fold!
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

Executive director of Besa and owner of Woof.
Tails wag at Bear Prairie's Woof and Tumble .
Janet Naylor, founder and owner of Woof and Tumble , loves her job so much that she sometimes has a hard time parting with her borders.
Tails wag at Bear Prairie's Woof and Tumble.
Janet Naylor, founder and owner of Woof and Tumble, loves her job so much that she sometimes has a hard time parting with her borders.
Recent news and coverage of Woof .
Uncle Matty is back in Season 2 of WOOF .
WOOF -AM Coverage Map.
WOOF 560 AM Dothan, AL.
Friday Single Shot #6 – Woof Walk in Lake Hills Greenbelt.
Join a Bellevue Parks Ranger this Saturday on the Lake Hills Greenbelt Woof Walk.
Pageant winners were selected at Mountwood Park's fourth annual Woof Fest on Sunday.
The average dog knows 167 words but there are 10 that woof loudest.
( woof , woof , woof , woof ) By David Colello Calkins Media, Inc.
'Dogs in the City': Woof .
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