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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A raw silk yarn formed from two or more twisted strands doubled and twisted in the reverse direction when plied that is used for warp threads in fine fabrics.

Usage examples (16)
  • It is heavier than organzine and is used for filling.
  • Silk yarn that is used for weaving is divided into two kinds, "tram" and "organzine."
  • The cost of throwing silks preparatory to dyeing also varies, the average being 55 cents a pound for organzine or warp, and 33 cents a pound for tram and filling.
  • The raw silk, before it can be used in weaving, must be twisted or thrown, and may be converted into singles, tram, or organzine. for more
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