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[281a] appears to do something the opposite of weaving.

Younger Socrates
How so?

Stranger
The process of weaving is, I take it, a kind of joining together.

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
But the first part I refer to is a separation of what is combined and matted together.

Younger Socrates
What do you mean?

Stranger
The work of the carderÕs art. Or shall we have the face to say that carding is weaving and the carder is a weaver?

Younger Socrates
No, certainly not.

Stranger
And surely if we say the art of making the warp or the woof is the art of weaving,


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