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  • Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom
    Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n weaving creating fabric
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness...
Euryalus' mother, distraught, abandons her weaving Euryalus' mother, distraught, abandons her weaving

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is recorded that the Babylonians were making soap around 2800 B.C. and that it was known to the Phoenicians around 600 B.C. These early references to soap and soap making were for the use of soap in the cleaning of textile fibers such as wool and cotton in preparation for weaving into cloth.
    • Weaving (Far) An incessant motion of a horse's head, neck, and body, from side to side, fancied to resemble the motion of a hand weaver in throwing the shuttle.
    • Weaving The act of one who, or that which, weaves; the act or art of forming cloth in a loom by the union or intertexture of threads.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weaving The act of one who or that which weaves; specifically, the act or art of producing cloth or other textile fabrics by means of a loom from the combination of threads or filaments. In weaving all kinds of fabrics, whether plain or figured, one system of threads, called the woof or weft, is made to pass alternately under and over another system of threads, called the warp, web, or chain. The essential operations are the successive raisins of certain threads of the warp and the depression of others, so as to form a shed for the passage of the weft-yarn, which is then beaten up by means of a lathe or batten. Weaving is performed by the hand in what are called hand-looms, or by steam-power in what are called power-looms, but the general arrangements for both are to a certain extent the same. (See loom.) Weaving, in the most general sense of the term, comprehends not only the manufacture of those textile fabrics which are prepared in the loom, but also that of network, lacework, etc. See cut under shuttle.
    • n weaving In the manège, the action of a horse that weaves, or moves the body from side to side.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Weaving the act or art of forming a web or cloth by the intersecting of two distinct sets of fibres, threads, or yarns—those passing longitudinally from end to end of the web forming the warp, those crossing and intersecting the warp at right angles forming the weft
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  • Sir Walter Scott
    “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”
  • Proverb
    “Weave in faith and God will find the thread.”
  • Horace Mann
    “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Posterity weaves no garlands for imitators.”
  • Theodore L. Cuyler
    Theodore L. Cuyler
    “You may not be able to leave your children a great inheritance, but day by day, you may be weaving coats for them which they will wear for all eternity.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wefan; Ice. vefa, Ger. weben; cog. with Gr. huppē, a web, huphainein, to weave.


In literature:

I think the weaving arrangements were quite the most rude I have ever seen.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The increase of weaving and other handicrafts produced more wealth and trade.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
His weaves wore well, but they wore out.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The latter, although financially not yet a success, is of great value in teaching the girls how to weave.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
My eldest sister learned to spin and weave.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
The oldest Bulgarian industry is weaving, which has existed from ancient times as a home industry.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
It's lots more fun than book studying or weaving baskets.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
He was subsequently employed, during a period of nearly twenty years, in the large weaving-factory of Gordon, Barron, & Co.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
It is not necessary in weaving, but a convenience and help in preparing to weave.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Even now, however, the actual weaving had to be done by hand.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
The front sight weaved almost imperceptibly, then steadied.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
The women are employed in trade and business, while the men stay at home to spin and weave.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
In 1760 spinning and weaving were domestic industries, carried on, that is, in the homes of the workers.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
They said they knew how to weave the most beautiful cloths imaginable.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
But as they seem to amuse you, I will teach you to weave them for yourself.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Weaving, woodworking, folding and similar employments hold the attention of sub-normal children where intellectual work will not.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
For that I must send to the weaving mill.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
The name of the stranger was Gerhart Hauptmann, who came to study the conditions of the weaving districts.
"Mother Earth, Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1906" by Various
The sorcery-motif is heard weaving its unholy snare.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Truly the loom he weaves upon, in this world, is very large.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various

In poetry:

Lovingly, longingly,
Labors without rest
Every happy cornstalk,
Weaving at its breast
Such a cozy cradle
For the coming guest.
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
“And I shall weave of them a crown,
And at the well-head launch it free,
That so the brook may float it down,
And out to sea.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
O'er the brooding Summer
A green hush clings,
Save the sound of weaving
Wee, soft things:
Everywhere a mother
Weaves and sings.
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Horror covers all the heath,
Clouds of carnage blot the sun.
Sisters, weave the web of death;
Sisters, cease, the work is done.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
The winds are whistling o'er the wolds,
The distant main is moaning low;
Come, let us sit and weave a song—
A melancholy song!
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White
Then April, with her sister May,
Shall chase him from the bow'rs,
And weave fresh garlands ev'ry day,
To crown the smiling hours.
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton : An Invitation Into The Country" by William Cowper

In news:

A weaving together of minds, machines, and mathematics .
While there are many ways to weave emotion into music, two of the simplest are tempo and key.
Here, Betty Sullivan, of Warner Robins, weaves a chair with corn shucks in 2008.
Itema Weaving's Maestro Weft Monitoring System uses a special software-controlled weft detector that interacts with the loom's electronics for efficient handling of weft selection malfunctions.
Weave, Wobble and Roll: Feather Bowling.
Hugo Weaving to pursue ' Wolfman '.
Weaving, best known for his appearances in "The Matrix" movies, will play Det.
Washougal's fabric-weaving factory plans tours, parade, live music, more.
The company's largest wool -weaving mill.
Minnesota man weaving, running into rink boards.
There is a market for everything, and apparently there is a market for stolen hair weaves.
American Public Media's Marketplace reported on hair weave thieves this summer.
Genetics firm weaves history and DNA for predicting diseases.
"J. Edgar": Rich Script, Masterful Acting Weave Dense Historical Tale.
Hair weave a hot item for thieves.

In science:

Intuitively, the factors of the Planck length in (4.7) and (4.10) force each loop in the weave to contribute a Planck unit to the eigenvalue of the two geometrical observables.
Overview and Outlook
As we noted already, a given 3-geometry can lead to distinct weave states; our construction only serves to make the existence of such states explicit.
Overview and Outlook
Thus, it is easy to obtain a 2-parameter family of weave states, parametrized by r and a.
Overview and Outlook
Let me conclude the discussion on weaves with two remarks.
Overview and Outlook
First, it is not difficult to extend the above construction to obtain weave states for curved metrics gab which are slowly varying with respect to a flat metric hab .
Overview and Outlook
See, also, Zegwaard (1993, 1994) for the weave corresponding to the Schwarzschild black-hole.) The second remark is that since the weaves are eigenbras of the operators that capture the 3-geometry, they do not approximate 4geometries.
Overview and Outlook
To obtain a state that can approximate Minkowski space-time, for example, one has to consider a loop state that resembles a “coherent state” peaked at the weave ∆a .
Overview and Outlook
The evolution from metrics to connections to loops to weaves and knots represents progress along these lines.
Overview and Outlook
Abhay Ashtekar, Carlo Rovelli, Lee Smolin, Weaving a classical geometry with quantum threads, Phys.
Towards a background independent approach to M theory
In fact, “invnew” as presented is independent of the choice of the LGS we take in the process of weaving, just like “invclassic ” is independent of the choice of the HMC we take in the process of weaving in characteristic zero.
Resolution of singularities of an idealistic filtration in dimension 3 after Benito-Villamayor
We will illustrate this issue in the simplest case in which it occurs, which are the weave states . A weave is a kinematical state of loop quantum gravity, designed to match a given slowly varying classical spatial metric qab .
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states
For simplicity we discuss weaves for the spatial manifold Σ = T 3, the three torus, with standard flat metric, of volume R3, with R ≫ lPl .
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states
We can then weaken the weave condition (1) to a condition on a general candidate for a ground state |W i, which relates the expectation value of geometric observables to the classical geometry.
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states
This volume condition can be satisfied by building the weave state on a regular lattice, or on a triangulation of space, where the lattice spacing is on the order of the Planck length.
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states
Definition 1. A weave state for a slowly varying metric qab is a local weave state if all of the edges in the spinnetworks with non-zero amplitude in the state connect two nodes whose metric distance measured with qab is on the order of the Planck length.
Disordered locality in loop quantum gravity states