Pronunciation: (slā), [key]
—n., pl. sleys,
1. the reed of a loom.
2. the warp count in woven fabrics.
3. Brit.the lay of a loom.
to draw (warp ends) through the heddle eyes of the harness or through the dents of the reed in accordance with a given plan for weaving a fabric. Also,slay,sleigh.
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