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What is "Billiard Cloth" - Definition & Explanation

The highest grade of material made from the best of stock Saxony, Silesia, or Australia merino wool. Two-up and one-down twill weave is used. Set in the reed at 144 inches and finished at about 72 inches. Cloth must be even and smooth for its use as covering for billiard tablets.

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