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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sleave /ˈsliv/
 糾纏在一起的東西,糾纏一團,絲棉(vt.)解開,理開(vi.)分成細絲

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sleave n.  (a) The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread. (b) Silk not yet twisted; floss; -- called also sleave silk.
    Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sleave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleaved p. pr. & vb. n. Sleaving.] To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; -- a weaver's term.