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What is "Cross-bracing" - Definition & Explanation

A wooden brace placed between each seat to ensure rigidity and straightness at the front and back.

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A diving suit is an item of clothing or device designed for protecting divers from the underwater environment. Modern diving suits can be divided into two kinds: ambient pressure or "soft" diving...
Frieze is a coarse woollen cloth with a nap on one side, that was raised by scrubbing it to raise curls of fibre (French: frisť). In the 19th century rough cheap frieze was made of wool mixed with...
Denotes the spacing of ends or picks, or both, and is expressed as the number of threads per centimetre. NOTE: The state of the fabric at the time should be described, e.g. loom, grey,...
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Sometimes called "Wild Silk' it is the product of the uncultivated silkworm-- more uneven, coarser and stronger than true or cultivated silk. Tussah takes dye poorly and is therefore often woven in...

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