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hackling

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  • The finer, shorter fibers that come off in the last hackles is called tow.[2] Tow can be carded like wool and spun, or spun like the other flax fibers. Tow produces a coarser yarn than the fibers pulled through the heckles[2] because it will still have some straw in it. — “Heckling (flax) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • This article is about the Walt Whitman House in Camden, New Jersey. "L. of G. at last complete—after 33 y'rs of hackling at it, all times & moods of my life, fair weather & foul,. — “Walt Whitman House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • By the summer of 1789, the French Revolution had begun. The Tennis Court Oath had been made and the Third Estate of the Estates-General had created a new "National Assembly"[1] The Girondins, for their part, got tired of the hackling and designated specific galleries for Girondin supporters. — “Society of Revolutionary Republican Women - Wikipedia, the”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • But all things considered, what good can it do the lady Aldonza Lorenzo, I mean the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, to have the vanquished your worship sends or will send coming to her and going down on their knees before her? Because may be when they came she'd be hackling flax or threshing on the threshing floor, and they'd be ashamed to see her, and she'd laugh, or resent the present." — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes

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