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1) alpaca. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...alpaca, (alpak´) (KEY) , partially domesticated South American hoofed mammal, Lama pacos, of the camel family. Like the llama, it is probably a descendant of the...

2) alpaca. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. alpaca or alˇpacˇas1. A domesticated South American mammal (Lama pacos), related to the llama and having fine, long wool. 2a. The silky wool...

3) Crape . Lawn. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...is twice a saint in lawn. (Pope: Ep. to Cobham, 136.) Crape (a sort of bombazine, or alpaca) is the stuff of which cheap clerical gowns used to be made, and here...

4) camel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...genera, the true camels of Asia (genus Camelus); the wild guanaco and the domesticated alpaca and llama, all of South America (genus Lama); and the vicuna, also of...

5) wool. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...often curly hair forming the coat of sheep and certain other mammals, such as the goat and alpaca, consisting of cylindrical fibers of keratin covered by minute overlapping...

6) Salt, Sir Titus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...invented a machine for making worsted from coarse wool and a process for spinning and weaving alpaca. In 1851 he started to build, on the Aire River, extensive textile...

7) Arequipa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...River. One of Peru's largest cities, it is the commercial center of S Peru and N Bolivia. Alpaca wool, the city's chief product, is graded, sorted, and shipped out...

8) llama. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...used as a beast of burden. 2. Any of various other mammals of the genus Lama, such as the alpaca and guanaca. Spanish, from Quechua....

9) Shipley. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...is Saltaire, a model village founded by Titus Salt in 1853 for the manufacture of alpaca....

10) hair. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...or an epidermal process of a plant. 3. Fabric made from the hair of certain animals: a coat of alpaca hair. 4a. A minute distance or narrow margin: won by a hair....

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