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1) A coarse, loosely woven cotton or linen fabric. Crash is made with thick, uneven yarns that have not been bleached. It is used for towels, upholstery and curtains.

2) A loosely woven, tabby weave textile that is starched and used as a groundcloth in embroidery or as a reinforcing fabric in bookbinding.

Synonyms and Related Terms

gordijnlinnen/stof bijv.kaasdoek, handdoeklinnen; boekbinderslinnen (calicot) (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 247
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937

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