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Definition of the noun Heddle
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noun - plural: heddles
- A part of a loom. Each of the threads that form a warp passes through an eye in a 'heddle' to allow control of the up and down movement of the threads.
Heddle: A heddle is an integral part of a loom. Each thread in the warp passes through a heddle, which is used to separate the warp threads for the passage of the weft. The typical heddle is made of cord or wire, and is suspended on a shaft of a loom. Each heddle has an eye in the center where the warp is threaded through. As there is one heddle for each thread of the warp, there can be near a thousand heddles used for fine or wide warps. A handwoven tea-towel will generally have between 300 and 400 warp threads, and thus use that many heddles.
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by John A. Beck
The heddle is an important part of the loom, but its size does not impress; so the point of comparison would seem to be its appearance. The heddle had a leather thong or leash that allowed the weaver to manipulate it more easily.
by Dr. (Mrs.) FARIDA P. MINOCHEHERHOMJI
The Heddle is a fiber or metal strand, pierced with a hole (eye), through which a warp yarn strand is threaded. 2. The Harness is an assemblage of Heddles attached to a Harness Frame. A separate Harness is used for each group of warp yarn ...
by Paul Joseph
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An Encyclopedia of the Medieval World by Ruth A Johnston
The warp was made up of hanging strings held at the bottom by doughnut- shaped weights, and the weaver used a heddle stick to lift the warp threads. The heddle stick had strings (heddles) that were attached to alternating warp threads.
The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)
In the most common kinds of linau and catgut, it is merely one half, or one link of the common clasped heddle, and is stretched upon a single shaft of wood. These , in the figures, are distinguished by the numerals 1 and 2. By inspection it will be ...
Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure
K, a strong wooden ruler, con- necting the front heddle with its treddle. l, l', the front and rear marches or Ireddle- pieces, for depressing the heddle leaves alternately, by the intervention of the rods k, (and k', hid behind fc). m, m, are the two ...
by Gordon Morris Bakken
The heddle loom equipped with a flying shuttle achieved very high manual production rates. At each push of the treadle, the heddles raised and lowered alternative warp (long) threads, crating a shed to pass the weft (cross) thread through, ...
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The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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