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Warp beam


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Warp beam the roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.
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In literature:

Accidents often happen when these heavy packages, especially the warp beams, are being placed in position.
"The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth" by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
This being taken to the dressing machine, the warp is sized, dressed, and wound upon the weaving beam.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
This warp has to be beamed in stripes.
"Theory Of Silk Weaving" by Arnold Wolfensberger
From the warping-bars these bouts are carefully wound on the warp-beam.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The warp-beam is a wooden cylinder back of the loom on which the warp is wound.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The threads of the warp and the finished piece of cloth at the breast beam end are clearly indicated.
"Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms" by H. Ling Roth
Again, if one of the threads of the warp breaks when it is being wound on the beam, a slender bent wire that has been hung on it falls.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
I had suspended the beam of a warp-dressing frame from the ceiling.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
The next step consists in winding the warp on a cylindrical beam, which is usually about ten inches in diameter.
"Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)" by Edward Hazen
Now suppose the entire warp of a hundred threads is stretched tight and firm between the woman's body and the yarn beam.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
Dressing is a matter of importance in the preparation of linen warps for beaming.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

The beams began to warp and crack,
The silver plates turned filthy black,
And drooping down on the carven rails
Hung those once lovely silken sails.
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

Warp Speed Scottie Beaming In for Hollywood Futurity.

In science:

Throughout this work, we have neglected a possible warp in NGC 2915, we have assumed that the observed velocity dispersion could be adequately modeled as the sound speed of an isothermal gas, and we have not considered the small-scale clumpy structure present at the beam scale in the H I observations.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter