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Answer for the clue "Short fiber", 4 letters:
noil

Alternative clues for the word noil

Knot of wool

Wool knot

Short textile fibers

Short fiber of silk or wool

Shred of wool or silk

Knot or shred of wool

Short piece of wool

Knot of fiber

Fiber spun into yarn

Short cotton fiber

Word definitions for noil in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Noil \Noil\, n. [Prob. fr. Prov. E. oil, ile, ail, a beard of grain (OE. eil, AS. egl) combined with the indef. article, an oil becoming a noil.] A short or waste piece or knot of wool separated from the longer staple by combing; also, a similar piece or...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 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.

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Noil is the short fiber left over from combing wool or spinning silk and used as a decorative additive for many spinning projects, like rovings and yarns . Silk noil is also called "raw silk", although that is a misnomer . As noil is a relatively short...

Usage examples of noil.

She rubbed her tender temples and inspected the room again, looking up to the accouplement of umber oak timbers overhead to the soft noil bedclothes, elegant furniture, and scarlet cushioned sofas placed near the hearth.

Machinery -- Long Spinning -- Short Spinning -- Spinning and Finishing Processes -- Utilisation of Waste Products -- Noil Spinning -- Exhaust Noil Spinning.