Definitions for "BURLING"
Process of picking the burrs and knots caused by broken threads from the woven cloth
After weaving and prior to finishing, any lumps (burls), knots, or loose threads are removed by hand.
Removal of loose threads, knots, slubs, burrs, and other extraneous material from fabrics, before finishing without damaging them, by means of a burling iron or tweezers. A burl is a small knot or lump in a thread or fabric.