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[282e] would serve you well at this junction.

Younger Socrates
How shall I do it?

In this way: A piece of carded wool, which is lengthened out and is wide, is said to be a lap of wool, is it not?

Younger Socrates

And if any such lap of wool is twisted with a spindle and made into a hard thread, we call the thread warp, and the art which governs this process is the art of spinning the warp.

Younger Socrates

And the threads, in turn, which are more loosely twisted and have in respect to the force used in the carding a softness adapted to the interweaving with the warp we will call the woof, and the art devoted to these

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