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short-staple cotton

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n short-staple cotton cotton with relatively short fibers
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Usage

In literature:

It is a cotton similar to that of our manufactures, but of very short staple.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
The inferior short-stapled cotton had been previously cultivated for domestic purposes.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
There are combing machines that comb short staple cotton.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
This gin is best suited to short stapled cottons, especially such as are grown in the States.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
The Macarthy gin is the only other type in extensive use; it is employed to clean both long and short stapled cottons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
Long staple cotton does not require so much twist on spinning as short.
"Instruction book on ring spinning" by Francis L. Lincoln
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