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fabric:

see textilestextiles,
all fabrics made by weaving, felting, knitting, braiding, or netting, from the various textile fibers (see fiber). Types of Textiles

Textiles are classified according to their component fibers into silk, wool, linen, cotton, such synthetic fibers as
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Fabric

An underlying framework or structure consisting of similar connected parts.

fabric

[′fab·rik]
(architecture)
The framework of a building.
(geology)
The spatial orientation of the elements of a sedimentary rock.
(petrology)
The sum of all the structural and textural features of a rock. Also known as petrofabric; rock fabric; structural fabric.
(science and technology)
Arrangement or pattern of constituent parts.
Materials used in fabrication.
(textiles)
A thin, flexible mate rial made of any combination of cloth, fiber, polymeric film, sheet, or foam.

fabric

The basic elements making up a building; the carcass without finishings or decoration.

fabric

1. any cloth made from yarn or fibres by weaving, knitting, felting, etc.
2. the texture of a cloth
3. the texture, arrangement, and orientation of the constituents of a rock
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To men living in our present world state, orderly, scientific and secured, nothing seems so precarious, so giddily dangerous, as the fabric of the social order with which the men of the opening of the twentieth century were content.
He felt the point touch the soft, tough fabric of the leather.
They picked at the fabric of our clothing, which seemed to interest them, and examined my rifle and pistol and the ammunition in the belt around my waist.
And through it all moved the Iron Heel, impassive and deliberate, shaking up the whole fabric of the social structure in its search for the comrades, combing out the Mercenaries, the labor castes, and all its secret services, punishing without mercy and without malice, suffering in silence all retaliations that were made upon it, and filling the gaps in its fighting line as fast as they appeared.
The baseless fabric of a vision, then, shall furnish my theme--chosen with apologies and regrets instead of the more limited field of pretty Polly's small talk.
Removing this and a second wrapping of some silken fabric, he placed a little box, or casket, on my table, most beautifully and richly inlaid in jewels, on an ebony ground.
In some stages of his manufacture of the human fabric, the processes of Time are very rapid.
Then a feast of the most delicate dishes was served in a room hung with embroidered Indian fabrics.
But this discovery was reserved for the invincible bravery of our noble countrymen, who, not discouraged by the dangers of a navigation in seas never explored before, have subdued kingdoms and empires where the Greek and Roman greatness, where the names of Caesar and Alexander, were never heard of; who have demolished the airy fabrics of renowned hypotheses, and detected those fables which the ancients rather chose to invent of the sources of the Nile than to confess their ignorance.
Happily for mankind, stupendous fabrics reared on the basis of liberty, which have flourished for ages, have, in a few glorious instances, refuted their gloomy sophisms.
They reared the fabrics of governments which have no model on the face of the globe.
Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets; who build them with small cost.