flaxen thread, or else the long rolls of strong linen spun from that thread,

Category: Things | Type: Historical | Title: Silas Marner (in Context) | Author: George Eliot | Vol: PART ONE | Ch: CHAPTER I

The flax plant produces fibers that are suitable to being woven into linen. The seed of the flax plant is linseed, which, when crushed, produces linseed oil, an ingredient in oil paints.

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