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SEED- AND FRUIT-hair Fibres The group of vegetable fibres originating as
single-celled seed or fruit hairs includes the commercially most important textile
fibre, cotton, together with such less important fibres as coir and kapok. Cotton.
Classification of COtton Picking machines Drawing and roving Cotton scouring
Cotton's byproducts Mechanical properties ... Cotton ginning was revolutionized
when hand methods were replaced by the saw gin, invented by Eli Whitney of the
Even after the harsh mechanical action of the gin, cotton fibres retain a certain
amount of seed-coat fragments, assorted seeds, and sometimes fragments of the
cotton plant. These impurities are known as motes. In addition to motes, such ...
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