The former, being soluble, is left in the water; but the latter, an insoluble body, is in part attached to the fibres, from which it is only separated by changing into soluble metapectic acid under the action of hot alkaline ley in the subsequent process of bleaching.
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The name comes from the site of the village being in a level " ley " or forest clearing.
Despite any cavils this is a good popular introduction for newcomers who want to know about the history and current beliefs of ley hunters.
A black ley line will tune into a black spiral and a white ley will tune into a white spiral.