Meaning sleave
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sleave


"to separate or divide" (threads, strands, fibers), Old English -slæfan, from stem of -slifan "to separate, split, cleave," from Proto-Germanic *slifanan, perhaps related to the r [..]
Source: etymonline.com

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sleave


 floss-silk.
Source: shakespeare-online.com

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sleave


The ravelled sleave of care Shakespeare: Macbeth). The sleave is the knotted or entangled part of thread or silk, the raw edge of woven articles. Chaucer has “sleeveless words” (word [..]
Source: bartleby.com

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