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[283a] we will call the art of preparing the woof.1

Younger Socrates
Quite right.

So now the part of the art of weaving which we chose for our discussion is clear to pretty much every understanding; for when that part of the art of composition which is included in the art of weaving forms a web by the right intertwining of woof and warp, we call the entire web a woollen garment, and the art which directs this process we call weaving.

Younger Socrates
Quite right.

Very good. Then why in the world did we not say at once

1 i.e. the pull (ὁλκή)of the carderÕs comb was less strong in the preparation of the threads of the woof than in that of the threads of the warp.

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