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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric.

Usage examples (14)
  • The doorway framed an undersized, obese old man who wore a skullcap of black silesia.
  • These are used over silk and silesia for backgrounds, and are exceedingly pretty, with pillow shams to match.
  • Silk, of course, is the ideal material; but its costliness puts it beyond ordinary means, and common silesia, such as is used in dress linings, is almost as good.
  • In sewing buttons on a cloak or coat an extra strip of canvas or silesia over the canvas interlining should be placed the entire length of the buttoning for strength. for more
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