more old terminology
Two half-gangs form a bout, right?
From The Art of Weaving, by Hand and by Power, a half-gang consists of the number of ends you are warping with (portee?)and the bout is the loop formed by the "coming" and "going". The book is published 1844.
Can I use these terms, and be understood? I doubt the "bout", which nowadays seems to mean "a smallish number of ends", but the "gang"?