noun /nɔɪl/
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.

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  • Noil — Noil, n. [Prob. fr. Prov. E. oil, ile, ail, a beard of grain (OE. eil, AS. egl) combined with the indef. article, an oil becoming a noil.] A short or waste piece or knot of wool separated from the longer staple by combing; also, a similar piece… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • noil — [noil] n. [< SW Yorkshire dial. < ?] short or knotted textile fibers combed from the long staple or, sometimes, spun in with longer staple to make yarn …   English World dictionary

  • Noil — This article is about Noil. For NOIL (Nordre Oppdalen Idrettslag), see Nordre Oppdalen Idrettslag. Hand Dyed Silk Noil Noil is the short fiber left over from combing wool or spinning silk and used as a decorative additive for many spinning… …   Wikipedia

  • noil — [[t]nɔɪl[/t]] n. tex the short fibers of cotton, wool, worsted, etc., separated from the long fibers in combing • Etymology: 1615–25 noil′y, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • noil — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1624 short fiber removed during the combing of a textile fiber and often separately spun into yarn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • noil — noily, adj. /noyl/, n. a short fiber of cotton, wool, worsted, etc., separated from the long fibers in combing. [1615 25; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • noil — [nɔɪl] noun (usu. noils) short strands and knots combed out of wool fibre before spinning. Origin C17: prob. from OFr. noel, from med. L. nodellus, dimin. of L. nodus knot …   English new terms dictionary

  • noil — /nɔɪl/ (say noyl) noun 1. a short fibre of wool or silk separated from the long fibres in combing. 2. Wool a short, tangled and broken fibre which may contain vegetable matter, removed from wool during combing. {? French noel, from Medieval Latin …  

  • noil — n. (in sing. or pl.) short wool combings. Etymology: perh. f. OF noel f. med.L nodellus dimin. of L nodus knot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Joseph B. Noil — Infobox Military Person name=Joseph B. Noil born= 1841 died= unknown placeofbirth=Nova Scotia, Canada placeofdeath= placeofburial= caption=U.S. Navy poster featuring Joseph Noil nickname= allegiance= United States of America branch= United States …   Wikipedia

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