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Definition of Flax dresser

Flax dresser
Flax Flax, n. [AS. fleax; akin to D. vlas, OHG. flahs, G. flachs, and prob. to flechten to braid, plait,m twist, L. plectere to weave, plicare to fold, Gr. ? to weave, plait. See Ply.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Linum, esp. the L. usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. The fiber of the bark is used for making thread and cloth, called linen, cambric, lawn, lace, etc. Linseed oil is expressed from the seed. 2. The skin or fibrous part of the flax plant, when broken and cleaned by hatcheling or combing. Earth flax (Min.), amianthus. Flax brake, a machine for removing the woody portion of flax from the fibrous. Flax comb, a hatchel, hackle, or heckle. Flax cotton, the fiber of flax, reduced by steeping in bicarbinate of soda and acidulated liquids, and prepared for bleaching and spinning like cotton. --Knight. Flax dresser, one who breaks and swingles flax, or prepares it for the spinner. Flax mill, a mill or factory where flax is spun or linen manufactured. Flax puller, a machine for pulling flax plants in the field. Flax wench. (a) A woman who spins flax. [Obs.] (b) A prostitute. [Obs.] --Shak. Mountain flax (Min.), amianthus. New Zealand flax (Bot.) See Flax-plant.

Meaning of Flax dresser from wikipedia

- The Flax Dressers' Trade Union was a trade union representing better paid linen workers in the north of Ireland. The union was founded in 1872 as the...
- was based at Engineers' Hall on College Street in Belfast, where the Flax Dressers' Trade Union and the Power Loom Tenters' Trade Union of Ireland also...
- learn to become a flax-dresser, but during the workers' celebrations for New Year 1781/1782 (which included Burns as a parti****nt) the flax shop caught fire...
- was founded in 1774 by James Backhouse (1720-1798), a wealthy Quaker flax dresser and linen manufacturer, and his sons Jonathan (1747-1826) and James (1757-1804)...
- Vennel, Irvine for around nine months in 1781 – 1782, when he worked as a flax dresser. Janice Galloway, writer and former resident of the town. Julie Graham...
- engineer. He was born in Edinburgh on 22 January 1793. His father was a flax dresser. Anderson was a pupil of James Jardine. ****isted by Jardine and the work...
- quotation.[full citation needed] At age 11, Macansh was apprenticed to a flax dresser in Dunfermline. In his poem he remembered ....that dark winter morn when...
- Hall on College Street in Belfast, where the Flax Roughers' and Yarn Spinners' Trade Union and Flax Dressers' Trade Union also had their headquarters. In...
- ill-health in 1824 on Herald's maiden voyage. The Rev. James Hamlin, flax dresser and weaver, and his wife Elizabeth arrived in March 1826 with William...
- inhabitants numbered 251. Occupations included eleven farmers, a tailor, a flax dresser who was also a corn miller, and the landlord of the Board public house...