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1) A class of weaving patterns that uses long floating threads to form a geometric design.

2) A Cotton cloth with a checked pattern resembling a barley kernel.

Synonyms and Related Terms

espiguilla (Esp.); gerstekorrel (binding) (Ned); bird's eye; honeycomb; barley corn; barlicorn;

Resources and Citations

  • Henry Hodges, Artifacts: An Introduction to Early Materials and Technology, Ronald P. Frye, Kingston, Canada, 1988 Comment: p. 142
  • Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997

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