4. The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line. Blind gut. See Caecum, .
Origin: OE. Gut, got, AS. Gut, prob. Orig, a channel, and akin to geotan to pour. See FOUND to cast.
(01 Mar 1998)
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