garnetting

garnetting

(gär·net′ing)
noun
A process of reducing wool or cotton shoddy and rags to fibers that can be re-used.
verb
garnett (third-person singular simple present garnetts, present participle garnetting, simple past and past participle garnetted)
To pull apart textile fibre waste material, such as old rags, in preparation for carding
Origin: from Garnett machine, named after the inventor

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Though it is stationary inside a mill building, a garnetting machine is functionally similar to the wood chippers which are hauled around from job to job by tree trimmers. Both reduce their input pieces to smaller sizes.

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