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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Full  \Full\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fulled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fulling}.]  [OE.  fullen,  OF  fuler,  fouler,  F.  fouler,  LL 
  fullare,  fr  L.  fullo  fuller,  cloth  fuller,  cf  Gr  ? 
  shining,  white,  AS  fullian  to  whiten  as  a  fuller,  to 
  baptize,  fullere  a  fuller.  Cf  {Defile}  to  foul,  {Foil}  to 
  frustrate,  {Fuller}.  n.  ] 
  To  thicken  by  moistening,  heating,  and  pressing,  as  cloth;  to 
  mill;  to  make  compact;  to  scour,  cleanse,  and  thicken  in  a 
  mill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fulling  \Full"ing\,  n. 
  The  process  of  cleansing,  shrinking,  and  thickening  cloth  by 
  moisture,  heat,  and  pressure. 
 
  {Fulling  mill},  a  mill  for  fulling  cloth  as  by  means  of 
  pesties  or  stampers,  which  alternately  fall  into  and  rise 
  from  troughs  where  the  cloth  is  placed  with  hot  water  and 
  fuller's  earth,  or  other  cleansing  materials. 




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