week. Then three or four men used come in by night with four big stones. They used put the flax on the big stones and beat it with "turgin" and clove it with a cloving tongs. Then it used be sent to the weaver to make sheets or whatever they wanted for them. The cloving tongs was a piece of wood about four feet in length and attached to one end of it was a piece of wood about eighteen inches long.