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FLOCCULENT
 An irregular distribution of the fibers in a paper which results in wooly or cloudy clumps in the pulp when viewed in transmitted light.  This feature is related to how well the paper pulp was beaten during its preparation and often therefore to the beating technology available to the papermaker.  Early Islamic papers are often flocculent.
 
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AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER