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What is "Splay" - Definition & Explanation

The angle of chair parts (usually legs or spindles) to either side of a chair, as seen from a front or rear view. Often specified in degrees more or less than perpendicular.

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A shuttle in weaving is a device used with a loom that is thrown or passed back and forth between the threads of the warp in order to weave in the weft or woof. Shuttles are often made of flowering...
A synthetic fiber polymer made from polyvinyl chloride. In some countries other than the United States, vinyon fibers are referred to as polyvinyl chloride fibers and is similar in nature to vinyl....
Mercerized cotton is cotton thread (or cotton-covered thread with a polyester core) that has been treated with sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The thread is given a caustic soda bath that is then...
The combination of two or more types of staple fibers and/or colors in one yarn. Blends are sometimes so intimate that It is difficult to distinguish component fibers in yarn or fabric. A highly...
A cylindrical or slightly tapered barrel, with or without flanges, for holding slubbings, rovings (q.v.) or yarns. (The term is usually qualified to indicate the purpose for which it is used, e.g....

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