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1) The short, silky, deep-gray fur of a mole.

2) A sturdy, short-pile fabric made with a stain weave usually made out of Cotton. See Fustian.

Synonyms and Related Terms

1) mole fur; moleskin (Esp.); molshuid (Ned);

2) fustian

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 846
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • 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