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  1. Plying

    of Ply

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  1. Plying

    In the textile arts, plying is a process used to create a strong, balanced yarn. It is done by taking two or more strands of yarn that each have a twist to them and putting them together. The strands are twisted together, in the direction opposite that in which they were spun. When just the right amount of twist is added, this creates a balanced yarn, which is a yarn with no tendency to twist upon itself. Almost all store bought yarns are balanced, plied yarns. A two-ply is thus a yarn plied from two strands, a six-ply is one from six strands, and so on. Most commercial yarns are more than a two ply. Embroidery floss is generally a six ply yarn, for example. The creation of two-ply yarn requires two separate spools of singles and either a lazy kate or something to hold the spools in place. On a wheel, two-ply is created by taking two spools of singles, placing them on a lazy kate, tying the ends together onto the spool attached to the wheel, and spinning the wheel in the opposite direction that the singles were spun in while also feeding it onto the spool on the wheel. On a drop spindle, two-ply is created by placing the spools on a lazy kate, tying the ends together onto the drop spindle, holding equal lengths of singles together and dropping the spindle. The weight of the drop spindle combined with the twist in the singles, causes the drop spindle to turn in the opposite direction that the singles were twisted in until the two singles are plied together.

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  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plying in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Anuj Somany:

    Increase in the number of plying cars on the street on Y-o-Y basis is not necessarily the sign of prosperity of the city but most probably growing disparity in the society.

  2. Morgans Financial analyst James Wilson:

    BHP and Rio have been looking to raise volumes in this environment to maximise every tonne, with Vale's new ships plying the waters and the price where it is, it will be full-steam ahead over the next quarter, with more ore than ever coming out.

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