Sleave or Sleave-silk, soft floss silk used for weaving: “sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care,” Mcb. II, 2, 37. “thou idle immaterial skein of sleave-silk,” Troil. V, 1, 35 (Ff sleyd silk).
Shakespeare Lexicon. Alexander Schmidt. Berlin. Georg Reimer. 1902.
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