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 for Sley
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sley \Sley\, n. [AS. sl?, fr. sle['a]n to strike. See Slay, v.
     t.]
     1. A weaver's reed. [Spelt also slaie.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A guideway in a knitting machine. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Weaving) The number of ends per inch in the cloth,
        provided each dent in the reed in which it was made
        contained an equal number of ends. --E. Whitworth.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sley \Sley\, v. t.
     To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a
     reed; -- a term used by weavers. See Sleave, and Sleid.
     [1913 Webster]

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