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hackle

(hăk′əl)
n.
1. Any of the long, slender, often glossy feathers on the neck of a bird, especially a male fowl.
2. hackles The erectile hairs along the back of the neck of an animal, especially of a dog.
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Sequence of operations in chemical modification of hemp and flax hackling noil Variant I Variant II Variant III Variant IV -Treatment -Treatment with 2% with 3% emollients emollients preparation preparation Pektochem Pektochem bath bath -Removal of -Removal of bath bath -Scouring -Scouring with use of with use of detergents detergents -Final -Final operations operations Table 2.
Then cellulose flax fibers were removed by drawing the stems through a series of hackles--combs made of iron spikes driven through a piece of wood--in a process called hackling, The process is time-consuming and labor-intensive, but the golden fibers obtained at the end were obviously worth the effort for farmers.