Flax comb


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flax comb a hatchel, hackle, or heckle.
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In literature:

The last work of the winter was, at my wife's incessant request, a beetle for her flax, and some carding-combs.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
The scutched flax is drawn through iron combs which still further open the fiber.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley