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How to sign: artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitraqnsparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress";
Within this category: aba, acrylic, Aertex, alpaca, baize, basket weave, batik, batiste, belting, boucle, broadcloth, broadcloth, brocade, buckram, bunting, calico, cambric, camel's hair, camlet, camouflage, canopy, canvas, cashmere, cerecloth, challis, chambray, chenille, chiffon, chino, chintz, coating, cord, cotton, cotton flannel, crepe, cretonne, crinoline, damask, denim, diamonte, diaper, dimity, doeskin, drapery, duck, duffel, elastic, etamine, faille, felt, fiber, flannel, flannelette, fleece, foulard, frieze, fustian, gabardine, georgette, gingham, grogram, grosgrain, haircloth, herringbone, homespun, hopsacking, horsehair, jaconet, jacquard, khadi, khaki, knit, lace, lame, leatherette, linen, linsey-woolsey, lint, lisle, mackinaw, mackintosh, madras, marseille, mohair, moire, moleskin, monk's cloth, moquette, moreen, motley, mousseline de sole, muslin, nankeen, net, ninon, nylon, oilcloth, olive drab, organza, paisley, panting, pepper-and-salt, percale, permanent press, piece of cloth, pilot cloth, pina cloth, pique, plush, polyester, pongee, poplin, print, quilting, rayon, rep, sackcloth, sacking, sailcloth, samite, sateen, satin, screening, scrim, seersucker, serge, shag, shantung, sharkskin, sheeting, shirting, shirttail, silesia, silk, spandex, sponge cloth, stammel, suede cloth, suiting, swan's down, taffeta, tammy, tapa, tapestry, tartan, terry, ticking, toweling, tweed, twill, upholstery material, Velcro, velours, velvet, velveteen, vicuna, Viyella, voile, wash-and-wear, waterproof, web, webbing, whipcord, wincey, wire cloth, wool, worsted, yoke
How to sign: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
"coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread";
Similiar / Same: stuff
Within this category: abrasive, adhesive material, ammunition, animal material, atom, bimetal, builder, chemical, coloring material, composite material, conductor, contaminant, detritus, diamagnet, discharge, dust, earth, elastomer, fiber, filling, floccule, fluff, foam, HAZMAT, homogenate, humate, impregnation, insulator, lubricant, mineral, packing material, paper, particulate, plant material, radioactive material, raw material, rind, rock, sealing material, sorbate, sorbent, thickening, toner, transparent substance, undercut, vernix, waste