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Perhaps from Middle English *noil, from Old French noel, from Medieval Latin nōdellus, from Latin, diminutive of nodus.

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noil (plural noils)

  1. A short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns. Sometimes it is referred to as 'Raw Silk', although this is somewhat of a misnomer.
    The silk noil was slightly nubby with random flecks in an off-white colour.

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