reed

A toothed, comb-like part of a LOOM. Its function is to hold the strands of longitudinal yarn (WARP) in alignment between its teeth and also to push each transverse thread (PICK) tight against the rest as the cloth is woven.

reed

(from the article `textile`) Beating in is generally effected by means of a grating of uniformly spaced fine parallel wires, originally made of natural reeds and thus called a ...
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reed

(from the article `wind instrument`) Sound is generated by different methods in the aerophones designated as flutes and reeds in the Sachs-Hornbostel system. In flutes, the airstream is ... ...in the wave. Examples of this are the flute, the recorder, and the violin. On the other hand, the clarinet functions acoustically as a closed ......
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reed

[n] - tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites 2. [n] - United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917 3. [n] - American physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902) 4. [n] - mechanical device co...
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Reed

• (n.) One of the thin pieces of metal, the vibration of which produce the tones of a melodeon, accordeon, harmonium, or seraphine; also attached to certain sets or registers of pipes in an organ. • (n.) A small piece of cane or wood attached to the mouthpiece of certain instruments, and set in vibration by the breath. In the clarinet it ...
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reed

noun a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it; `the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece`
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Reed

Walter Reed noun United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851-1902)
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Reed

[instrument] A reed is a thin strip of material which vibrates to produce a sound on a musical instrument. The reeds of most woodwind instruments are made from Arundo donax (`Giant cane`) or synthetic material; tuned reeds (as in harmonicas and accordions) are made of metal or synthetics. ==Single reeds== Single reeds are used on the mouthp...
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Reed

[name] Reed and `Raad` may be either a surname or given name. ==Reed as a surname== `Reed` is commonly believed to be a nickname-derived surname referring to a person`s complexion or hair being ruddy or red. At least one example of the Reed surname, that originating in the County of Northumberland in northern England, is derived from a loca...
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Reed

[plant] Reed is common name for several tall, grass-like plants of wetlands. They are all members of the order Poales (in the modern, expanded circumscription), and include: ==Use in thatching== Phragmites australis, the common reed, is used in many areas for thatching roofs. In the United Kingdom, common reed used for this purpose is known...
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Reed

[weaving] A reed is part of a loom, and resembles a comb. It is used to push the weft yarn securely into place as it is woven, it also separates the warp threads and holds them in their positions, keeping them untangled, and guides the shuttle as it moves across the loom. It consists of a frame with lots of vertical slits. The reed is secur...
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Reed

Reed (rēd) adjective Red. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
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Reed

Reed noun The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet. [ Prov. Eng. or Scot.]
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Reed

Reed v. & noun Same as Rede . [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
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Reed

A comb with both sides closed which fits into the beater. It spaces the warp threads evenly and beats the weft into place. For more information on reeds.
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Reed

A plant of the grass family that has adapted to living in water. The most well known is the Norfolk reed. Uses Thatching roof covering with a long life (60+ yrs) Woven mats, screens
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Reed

a series of beads in a row.
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reed

Any of various perennial tall, slender grasses found growing in wet or marshy environments; also the hollow, jointed stalks of any of these plants. The common reed (P. australis) reaches a height of 3 m/10 ft, having stiff, upright leaves and straight stems with a plume of purplish flowers at the top. (Especially species ...
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reed

in botany, any of several species of large aquatic grasses, especially the four species constituting the genus Phragmites of the grass family ... [1 related articles]
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Reed

In music a reed is a small piece of cane or wood attached to the mouthpiece of certain instruments, and set in vibration by the breath. In the clarinet it is a single fiat reed; in the oboe and bassoon it is double, forming a compressed tube. The term reed also describes one of the thin pieces of metal, the vibration of which produce the tones of a...
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Reed

Lengths: 9.5 feet (approx). 6 Hebrew cubits, possibly a measurement tool rather than a unit.
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Reed

Reed is an English name for boys and girls. The meaning is `with red hair` The name Reed is most commonly given to American boys. Although in most countries Reed is a name given to boys. In the United States, 1 out of 32 Reed`s are girls. What do they use in other countries? Reid (English, Scottish) The name sounds like: Reeda, Reta, Reeta, Reda, R...
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reed

reed, name used for several plants of the family Graminae (grass family). The common American reed, also called reedgrass and canegrass, is a tall perennial grass (Phragmites australis), widely distributed in fresh or brackish wet places. It has stout, creeping rootstalks and a large plumelike panic...
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Reed

Reeds are perennial aquatic grasses.
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Reed

Sometimes called reed moulding or reeding, a series of convex mouldings running parallel.
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