(?), v. t. 1. To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
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These card the short comb the longer flakes.
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2. To clean or clear, as if by using a card. [Obs.]
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This book [must] be carded and purged.
T. Shelton.
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3. To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article. [Obs.]
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You card your beer, if you guests being to be drunk. -- half small, half strong.
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In the manufacture of wool, cotton, etc., the process of carding disentangles and collects together all the fibers, of whatever length, and thus differs from combing, in which the longer fibers only are collected, while the short straple is combed away. See Combing.
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