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[282d] Socrates, you must allow us to divide again, if we are to get a satisfactory concept of the aforesaid art of weaving.

Younger Socrates
Then we must divide it.

Stranger
Yes, we must; and let us call one part of it the art of twisting threads, and the other the art of intertwining them.

Younger Socrates
I am not sure I understand. By the art of twisting I think you mean the making of the warp.

Stranger
Not that only, but also the making of the woof. We shall not find that the woof is made without twisting, shall we?

Younger Socrates
No, of course not.

Stranger
Well, just define warp and woof; perhaps the definition


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