Flax-comb

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Flax-comb a toothed instrument or heckle for cleaning the fibres of flax
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fleax; Ger. flachs.

Usage

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
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