Whole and broken lint fibres and fuzz fibres, which are removed from ginned cotton seed by a special ginning process.
Note: The first ginning of cotton removes most of the lint fibres from the ordinary raw cotton of commerce. The seed is then subjected to a second processing on a special gin to remove the linters, which are composed of a small proportion of whole-lint fibres, greater amounts of broken-lint fibres, and fuzz fibres that are much coarser and shorter than the lint. The removal of lint and fuzz is not completed by this operation and the residue may be successively re-ginned. The products are termed ‘first-cut linters’, ‘second-cut linters’, etc., the length of the fibres in each successive cut becoming progressively shorter
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