There are 2 definitions of slub in English:

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noun

  • 1A lump or thick place in yarn or thread.
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    • Donegal now describes the wool tweed that has colorful thick slubs woven into the fabric.
    • While bright color and multicolored nubs and slubs enlivened the tweeds, the houndstooth wovens were often found in black and white.
    • Natural fiber color variation, slubs and knots are an intricate part of each textile design and are used to enhance the beauty and texture of each pattern.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Fabric woven from yarn or thread containing lumps or thick places.
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    • I believe the texture in the fabric was called slub and they may be an acetate rayon blend.
    • The shirt range consists of solids in twills, poplins, structures, linens and checks, as well as slubs, dobbies and indigos in pleasing colours of the season.

adjective

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  • Denoting fabric having an irregular appearance caused by uneven thickness of the warp: slub silk
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    • These fabrics range from 7 1/2-ounce and 8-ounce ring shirtings to 11 1/2-ounce slub fabrics.
    • These fabrics had a linen weave with slub accents, and came in deep earthy colors as well as soft blues, greens, khakis and peach.

Derivatives

slubbed

adjective
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  • Describing the collection of new products for 2001, the vice president of development and planning points to an array of textured slubbed fabrics.
  • Doupioni is a plain-weave fabric with slubbed ribs.
  • New prints range from dramatic graphics to the ethnic Indian look of the firm's ‘Katmandu Collection,’ a line of slubbed cotton/linen featuring four patterns that are finely engraved to add dimension to the fabrics.

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of slub in English:

slub2

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Pronunciation: /slʌb
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Wool that has been slightly twisted in preparation for spinning.
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    • The swagged curtains were beige slub silk, the sofas brown and cream, the walls aqua.
    • The rectangle bell shade is a reddish-brown textile with black edged trim and natural black slubbing.
    • During winding a bar holds the slubbing down so that the spindle rotation causes the twisted yarn to be wound onto the cop.

verb (slubs, slubbing, slubbed)

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  • Twist (wool) in preparation for spinning.
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    • The slubbing billy came into use by the 1790s and looked very similar to an early spinning jenny.
    • It removes empty cans from drawing and slubbing machines and places them in position for reuse at carding machines.
    • Spinning frames draw these slubbing or condensing out to the required fineness of yarn and insert twist to form the yarn.

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively