Beaver cloth

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A heavy, napped, twill weave, double cloth made from Wool or, more recently, Cotton. Beaver cloth, originally made in England, is sheared on one side to produce a nap that resembles Beaver fur. It is used for outer garments, hats, and work clothes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

imitation beaver; bever(bont) (Ned); beverteen (namaak beverhuid) (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
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  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998

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