warp fabric


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Warp \Warp\, n. [AS. wearp; akin to Icel. varp a casting,
   throwing, Sw. varp the draught of a net, Dan. varp a towline,
   OHG. warf warp, G. werft. See Warp, v.]
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   1. (Weaving) The threads which are extended lengthwise in the
      loom, and crossed by the woof.
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   2. (Naut.) A rope used in hauling or moving a vessel, usually
      with one end attached to an anchor, a post, or other fixed
      object; a towing line; a warping hawser.
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   3. (Agric.) A slimy substance deposited on land by tides,
      etc., by which a rich alluvial soil is formed. --Lyell.
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   4. A premature casting of young; -- said of cattle, sheep,
      etc. [Prov. Eng.]
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   5. Four; esp., four herrings; a cast. See Cast, n., 17.
      [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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   6. [From Warp, v.] The state of being warped or twisted;
      as, the warp of a board.
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   Warp beam, the roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.
      

   Warp fabric, fabric produced by warp knitting.

   Warp frame, or Warp-net frame, a machine for making warp
      lace having a number of needles and employing a thread for
      each needle.

   Warp knitting, a kind of knitting in which a number of
      threads are interchained each with one or more contiguous
      threads on either side; -- also called warp weaving.

   Warp lace, or Warp net, lace having a warp crossed by
      weft threads.
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