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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:

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A twill weave in silk, rayon, or very fine, worsted cotton. A very soft, light fabric that is noted for its soft finish and feel. It is usually printed with small figures on a dark or light...

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