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What is "Free Shrinkage" - Definition & Explanation

Spontaneous shrinkage in the absence of outside influences such as heat or a liquid.

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Specified by design, size, color, and type---such as brass, melamine, or pearl, buttons are either shanked (attached by passing threads through the shank's eye) or holed (attached by passing threads...

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