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Linen pocket
MFA# 50.3125


A soft, absorbent fabric woven with bird's eye pattern. Huckaback, or huck, is made from Cotton and/or Linen and is primarily used for towels. The name for a hotel or linen supply company is sometimes woven into the center of each square.

Synonyms and Related Terms

huck; huckabuck

Resources and Citations

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937