One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Short-stapled pieces of wool which result from the carding process, spun and woven to make standard-quality fabrics.Compare with combing wool
- ‘The exact question is whether section 18 includes in the term 'clothing wool' long staple or combing wool as well as short staple or carding wool.’
- ‘Shorter fibers employed for yarns used in soft, woven fabrics are known as carding wool.’
- ‘The fibre length measurement "Length After Carding" (LAC) is introduced as a means of assessing the mean fibre length of clean carding wool.’
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