The noils resulting from the dressing operations are sometimes combed, the comb used being similar to those used in the cotton trade.
The resulting sliver is used by silk spinners who make a speciality of spinning short fibres, and the exhaust noils are bought by those who spin them up into " noil yarns " on the same principle as wool.
The noils are also in great demand for mixing with wool to make fancy effects in wool cloths for the dress goods trade.
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