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What is "Nainsook Athletic Union Suit" - Definition & Explanation

A one-piece union suit, usually with knee length or mid-thigh legs and a sleeveless top, fabricated from a fine cotton fabric. See Athletic Union Suit. See Nainsook.

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To hem a piece of cloth (in sewing), a garment workerfolds up a cut edge, folds it up again, and then sews it down. The process of hemming thus completely encloses the cut edge in cloth, so that it...
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