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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Card  \Card\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Carded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Carding}.] 
  To  play  at  cards;  to  game.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carding  \Card"ing\,  a. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  preparing  staple  for  spinning,  etc., 
  by  carding  it  See  the  Note  under  {Card},  v.  t. 
 
  2.  A  roll  of  wool  or  other  fiber  as  it  comes  from  the  carding 
  machine. 
 
  {Carding  engine},  {Carding  machine},  a  machine  for  carding 
  cotton,  wool,  or  other  fiber,  by  subjecting  it  to  the 
  action  of  cylinders,  or  drum  covered  with  wire-toothed 
  cards,  revoling  nearly  in  contact  with  each  other  at 
  different  rates  of  speed,  or  in  opposite  directions.  The 
  staple  issues  in  soft  sheets,  or  in  slender  rolls  called 
  sivers. 




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