Definitions for noilnɔɪl
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A short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns. Sometimes it is referred to as 'Raw Silk', although this is somewhat of a misnomer.
The silk noil was slightly nubby with random flecks in an off-white colour.
Origin: Perhaps from Middle English *noil, from Old French noel, from Medieval Latin nōdellus, from Latin, diminutive of nodus.
Noil is the short fiber left over from combing wool or spinning silk and used as a decorative additive for many spinning projects, like rovings and yarns. Silk noil is also called "raw silk", although that is a misnomer. As noil is a relatively short fiber, fabric made from noil is weaker and considered less valuable. The plural noils is also used, and means the same as noil.
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