Definition of Fulling

1. n. The process of cleansing, shrinking, and thickening cloth by moisture, heat, and pressure.



Definition of Fulling

1. Noun. Baptism. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of full) To make cloth denser and firmer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fulling

1. full [v] - See also: full

Medical Definition of Fulling

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fulling

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Literary usage of Fulling

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1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1859)
"fulling, also called MILLING, the operation of removing greasy matters from ... Cloths brought to the fulling mills contain the oil which was applied to the ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"fulling mills are ancient inventions, the process probably having been ... Cloths brought to the fulling mills contain the oil which was applied to the ..."

3. Two Related Industries: An Account of Paper-making and of Paper-makers by Huyck, F. C., & sons, Perry Walton (1920)
"WASHING AND fulling THE FELTS In order to remove the oil and dirt that have ... This process is termed "fulling," and the purpose of it is to shrink and ..."

4. A Complete Descriptive and Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of by Daniel Haskel, John Calvin Smith (1843)
"85310. r, , ,, _ nace, 23 fulling m., 10 woollen be., 3 cotton fuc. 13792 sp., 43 tanneries, 7 distillerie┬╗, 1 brewery, 2S on both ┬╗ides of Oneida cr. ..."

5. Applications of the Science of Mechanics to Practical Purposes by James Renwick (1842)
"The finishing of woollen cloths begins with the process of fulling. ... After the fulling is completed, the cloth is stretched on vertical frames between ..."

6. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide: Illustrated by Twenty-eight by Oliver Evans, Cadwallader Evans, Thomas Ellicott (1860)
"DESCRIPTION OF A fulling-MILL. Fig. 19, Plate XXIV., is the penstock, water-gate, ... fulling-mill, the whole laid down from a scale of 4 feet to an inch. ..."

7. The Useful Arts Employed in the Production of Clothing (1851)
"When the fulling is quite completed, the cloth is stretched out in an open place to dry ... During the process of fulling, the heavy mallets, called stocks, ..."

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