[O.E] Cloth made of the shortest fibres of wool, or of wool and fur of hares and rabbits, not woven but mixed with thin glue, and rolled or pressed together. After being switched up into fluff by bowing, it is carded and twisted into a soft, loose cloth, which is wound on a roller and carried to a felting machine, and then dyed. Fine felt is used for hats and coarser felt for table cloths, carpets, roofing, lining buildings to prevent dampness, and many other purposes.