short or knotted textile fibers combed from the long staple or, sometimes, spun in with longer staple to make yarn
Origin of noil; from southwestern Yorkshire dialect, dialectal ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A short fiber combed from long fibers during the preparation of textile yarns.
Origin of noilPerhaps from Middle English *noil, from Old French noel, from Medieval Latin n&omacron;dellus, from Latin, diminutive of n&omacron;dus, knot; see node.
- A short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns. Sometimes it is referred to as 'Raw Silk', although this is somewhat of a misnomer.
- The silk noil was slightly nubby with random flecks in an off-white colour.
Perhaps from Middle English *noil, from Old French noel, from Medieval Latin nÅdellus, from Latin, diminutive of nodus.