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Name Term description
Name Yarn boiler/yarn-boiler Term description

One who prepares yarn for working

Name Yarn merchant Term description

One who buys and sells thread

Name Yarndresser Term description

A person who carries out the early stages of preparing raw fibre (for example Jute and flax) for spinning. Hackle-pins and fluted rollers were used to comb and soften the fibre and, in the case of jute, an emulsion of oil and water (whale oil until the late 19th century) was applied to assist the process.

Name Younger Term description

1. Heir to a title, or second of two sons or daughters. 2. The younger of two, or one too young to act independently in law

Name Younger of Term description

Reference to heir when landowner still alive