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What is "Figure" - Definition & Explanation

Desirable changes in wood that provide interesting patterns at the surface. Examples are: flame, crotch (curl, Brit.), burl (burr, Brit.) , curly (tiger stripe, fiddle, fiddleback) and birdseye. Normally, woods that display these characteristics are premium and are often veneer cut to stabilize and extend the coverage.

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Closed shed refers to the shed being closed at beat-up. In other words, all the harness are at the same position during beat-up and there for the shed is closed. -- George C. Pedersen, CEO &...
A robe is a loose-fitting outer garment of various types, including: A gown worn as part of the academic dress of faculty or students, especially for ceremonial occasions, such as a convocations or...
A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered,...
The distance from the bottom of the trouser leg to the top of the pant at the waist. The measurement is taken along the outside leg seam that joins the front and back leg panels, and includes the...
The use of the term in relation to treated cotton ducks is prohibited by the "Fair Trade Practices Act" unless :the product shall be impervious to the passage of any water so long as the fabric may...

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