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What is "Moleskin" - Definition & Explanation

A strong, heavy, woven fabric with a short, smooth nap produced by brushing and shearing the surface. Usually of cotton.
A heavy, strong fabric woven with coarse, carded yarns. The fabric is made with a short nap and then sheared. The surface is smooth and solid, often suede-like.
A heavy durable cotton fabric with a short thick velvety nap on one side used for protecting the skin in which a blistor has occurred. Mosquito Coil a coiled, slow burning repellent, the smoke of which keeps the mosquitoes away and sometimes people.
A heavy sateen-weave fabric made on a five-end or an eight-end satin construction with the use of heavy, soft-spun filling. The napped, sueded surface effect simulates the fur of a mole.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

The removal of dye from a fabric by rubbing. Crocking can be caused by insufficient dye penetration or fixation, the use of improper dyes or dyeing methods, or insufficient washing and treatment...
The longitudinal edges of a fabric that are formed during weaving with the weft not only turning at the edges but also passing continuously across the width of the fabric from edge. NOTE: Selvedges...
The ability of a cloth to hold or pleat or a crease, which has been intentionally created, through the use of a heat treatment. Heat setting of thermoplastic fibers causes creases to be permanently...
A measure of wood, 144 cubic inches, for example, a board 1 inch thick, 12 inches wide and 1 foot long or 1 inch thick, 6 inches wide and 2 feet long. The usual measure for random length and width...
The boat-like device which carries the filling yarn wound on the bobbin which sees in the shuttle from a shuttle box on one side of the raceplate of the loom, through the shed, and into a shuttle box...

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