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  • n. A machine used for washing wool after carding to remove the impurities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In worsted manuf., a machine for cleansing the carded sliver by passing it through hot soap-suds and water, over hot copper drums, and through a screw gill-box.

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back +‎ washer (Wiktionary)

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