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{adj: four-ply} having a thickness made up of four layers or strands
"four-ply yarns"



{adj: homespun, nubby, nubbly, slubbed, tweedy} of textiles; having a rough surface
"a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"

{adj: three-ply} having a thickness made up of three layers or strands
"three-ply cloth"
"three-ply yarn"

{adj: thrown, thrown and twisted} twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread
"thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn"

{adj: yarn-spinning} inclined to tell long and involved stories (often of incredible happenings)

{adv: very, really, real, rattling} used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal
"she was very gifted"
"he played very well"
"a really enjoyable evening"
"I'm real sorry about it"
"a rattling good yarn"

{n: Brussels carpet} a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern

{n: Lastex} yarn that has an elastic core wound around with cotton or silk or nylon or rayon threads

{n: Orlon} an acrylic fiber or the lightweight crease-resistant fabric made with Orlon yarns

{n: boucle} a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect

{n: candlewick} loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern

{n: clew} a ball of yarn or cord or thread

{n: crewelwork} embroidery done with loosely twisted worsted yarn

{n: elastic} a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material

{n: hank} a coil of rope or wool or yarn

{n: heather mixture, heather} interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted greyish shades with flecks of color

{n: homespun, homespun fabric} a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home

{n: knit, knitting, knitwork} needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine

{n: knitter} someone who makes garments (or fabrics) by intertwining yarn or thread

{n: lea} a unit of length of thread or yarn

{n: loom} a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile

{n: metallic} a fabric made of a yarn that is partly or entirely of metal

{n: metallic} a yarn made partly or entirely of metal

{n: mohair} fabric made with yarn made from the silky hair of the Angora goat

{n: narration, recital, yarn} the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
"his narration was hesitant"

{n: pile, nap} the yarn (as in a rug or velvet or corduroy) that stands up from the weave
"for uniform color and texture tailors cut velvet with the pile running the same direction"

{n: ply} one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
"three-ply cord"
"four-ply yarn"

{n: rope yarn} the strands out of which ropes are made

{n: skein} coils of worsted yarn

{n: slub, knot, burl} soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

{n: spindle} a stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning

{n: spinning frame} spinning machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn

{n: spinning machine} a textile machine for spinning yarn and thread

{n: spun yarn} (nautical) small stuff consisting of a lightweight rope made of several rope yarns loosely wound together

{n: staple, staple fiber, staple fibre} a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
"staple fibers vary widely in length"

{n: thread, yarn} a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

{n: throwster, thrower} a person who twists silk or rayon filaments into a thread or yarn

{n: warp} yarn arranged lengthways on a loom and crossed by the woof

{n: woof, weft, filling, pick} the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

{n: wool} fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

{n: worsted, worsted fabric} a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns "he wore a worsted suit"

{n: worsted, worsted yarn} a tightly twisted woolen yarn spun from long-staple wool

{v: cheese} wind onto a cheese
"cheese the yarn"

{v: impress, yarn-dye} dye (fabric) before it is spun

{v: ravel, unravel, ravel out} disentangle
"can you unravel the mystery?"
"unravel the ball or yarn"

{v: roll} take the shape of a roll or cylinder
"the carpet rolled out"
"Yarn rolls well"

{v: spin} make up a story
"spin a yarn"

{v: unwind, wind off, unroll} reverse the winding or twisting of
"unwind a ball of yarn"
<-> wind

{v: yarn} tell or spin a yarn


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