[ noun ] (clothing) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
While white is the coolest summer shade , there are lots of pastel hues along with tintable fabrics that will blend with any wardrobe color .(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Consultation with architects , clients , real_estate men , fabric houses and furniture companies is essential to the proper development of class problems just as in actual work .(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
Harris has indicated that two devices , the Launder-Ometer and Terg-O-Tometer are most widely used for rapid detergent testing , and he has listed the commercially available standard soiled fabrics .
The soiled fabrics used for rapid testing of detergent formulations are made in such a way that only part of the soil is removed by even the best detergent formulation in a single wash .
Although there is no question but that the process of washing fabrics involves a number of phenomena which are related together in an extremely complicated way and that these phenomena and their interrelations are not well understood at the present , this section attempts to present briefly an up-to-date picture of the physical_chemistry of washing either fabrics or hard surfaces .
artifact canvas silk wool tweed velvet gingham flannel cotton linen velours worsted yoke satin basket_weave oilcloth herringbone cashmere pique poplin gabardine shantung boucle Viyella terry serge cord knit toweling moire grosgrain camlet bunting homespun cotton_flannel calico batik crepe cretonne cambric crinoline damask camel's_hair batiste aba canopy diaper belting dimity doeskin Aertex pina_cloth motley duffel duck net olive_drab elastic cerecloth alpaca etamine faille sharkskin haircloth camo spandex stammel hopsacking horsehair khaki tapa lace lame Leatherette twill linsey-woolsey lint lisle mackinaw denim madras mohair wincey moleskin monk's_cloth moquette challis mousseline_de_sole muslin nankeen pepper-and-salt nylon percale felt organdy organza paisley panting permanent_press piece_of_cloth fiber chambray broadcloth pilot_cloth plush polyester flannelette chenille pongee fleece print marseille foulard chiffon broadcloth baize rayon quilting rep moreen frieze diamonte ninon sackcloth fustian sailcloth sacking sheeting shirting shirttail silesia chintz chino sponge_cloth sateen suede_cloth suiting swan's_down jaconet jacquard taffeta tammy georgette tapestry tartan khaddar scrim ticking screening samite coating seersucker upholstery_material Velcro shag grogram velveteen vicuna drapery voile mackintosh wash-and-wear waterproof web webbing whipcord buckram wire_cloth brocade acrylic hem edging woof warp
[ noun ] the underlying structure
"restoring the framework of the bombed building" "it is part of the fabric of society"
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
By upholding his own personal code_of_behavior , the private_detective has placed himself in opposition to a society whose fabric is permeated with crime and corruption .