Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Lea

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6824

(1) One-seventh of an 840-yard cotton hank, i.e., 120 yards. (2) A standard skein with 80 revolutions of 1.5 yards each (total length of 120 yards). It is used for strength tests. (3) A unit of measure, 300 yards, used to determine the yarn number of linen yarn. The number of leas in 1 lb is the yarn number. (Kadolph SJJ, Langford AL (2001) Textiles. Pearson Education, New York)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA