sizing

   Treatment of a fabric or other surface with size — any of several gooey substances usually made from glue (the best is made from rabbit skin), wax, or clay and used as a glaze or filler for porous material such as paper, cloth, or wall surfaces. Sizing prepares the surface of a support for priming and painting. Also see papier-mâché.

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  • Sizing — or size is a substance that is applied to porous materials as a glaze or filler. It is used to change surface properties in papermaking, gilding, and the manufacture of textiles. Papermaking Sizing is used on fibers during paper manufacture in… …   Wikipedia

  • Sizing — Cotton yarns are sized in order to lay down the projecting fibres and to enable the yarn to overcome the strain and friction of healds and reeds during weaving. Size is also added to many cloths to give more weight. Light Sizing is up to 10 per… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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  • Sizing — Siz ing, n. 1. Act of covering or treating with size. [1913 Webster] 2. A weak glue used in various trades; size. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sizing — Siz ing, n. 1. The act of sorting with respect to size. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of bringing anything to a certain size. [1913 Webster] 3. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) Food and drink ordered from the buttery by a student. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sizing — Sizing. См. Калибровка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • sizing — [sī′ziŋ] n. 1. SIZE2 2. the act or process of applying such size …   English World dictionary

  • sizing — /suy zing/, n. 1. the act or process of applying size or preparing with size. 2. size, as for glazing paper or strengthening fabric. [1625 35; SIZE2 + ING1] * * * ▪ technology       coating with a gelatinous or other substance to add strength or… …   Universalium

  • Sizing — Size Size, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sizing}.] To cover with size; to prepare with size. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sizing — noun a) A gelatinous glue for glazing or sizing canvas, paper, plaster or wood; often made from animal skins. b) paste …   Wiktionary


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