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1) tapestry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The name has been extended to cover a variety of heavy materials, such as imitation tapestries woven on Jacquard looms, tapestry carpets, and upholstery and drapery...

2) cloth of gold. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...From remote times gold has been used as material for weaving either alone or with other fibers. In India tapestries were made from gold threads as fine as silk. Cloth...

3) fiberglass. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fiberglass is strong, durable, and impervious to many caustics and to extreme temperatures. For those qualities, fabrics woven from the glass threads are widely used...

4) damascening. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The method, long practiced in the Middle East as well as in China and Japan, was highly developed in Italy. The inlay forms a delicate and intricate pattern upon...

5) loom. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Modern looms are of two types, those with a shuttle (the part that carries the weft through the shed) and those without; the latter draw the weft from a stationary...

6) net. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Nets have been made of many materials, including sinews, strips of hide, silk, vegetable and synthetic fibers, and metallic threads. Their earliest use was probably...

7) lathe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...lathe, (lath) (KEY) , machine tool for holding and turning metal, wood, plastic, or other material against a cutting tool to form a cylindrical product or part. It...

8) transit instrument. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Its viewing tube swings on a rigid horizontal axis restricting its movements to the arc of the meridian. In the field of view of the eyepiece are threads of spider...

9) velvet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The pile surface is formed by weaving an extra set of warp threads that are looped over wires as in Wilton carpet, the rods being withdrawn after the weft thread...

10) spinning. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...From antiquity until the Industrial Revolution, spinning was a household industry. The roughly carded fiber was at first held in one hand and drawn out and twisted...

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