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Originally: the woof or weft in a web. Later also: the warp in a web. Frequently attributive, as "abb thread", "abb wool", etc.
Old English; earliest use found in Cleopatra Glossary. Apparently from Old English ō-, prefix + web; compare the parallel formation represented by Old English ōwef.
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