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Venetian (woven fabric)

full, fine, lustrous woollen fabric, which is soft to the touch and has subtle angled ribbing; in a warp weave of five-end satin or reinforced five-end satin from carded and medium-fine worsted yarns. Its back is sometimes combed. Used in ladies' and men's coats. The name is given by that of similar silk fabrics which were originally produced in Venice.



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