flannel


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flannel,

large group of napped plain-weave or twill-weave fabrics made of cotton, wool, or man-made fibers. Flannel fabrics vary in closeness or firmness of weave and in degree of napping. A French flannel, for example, is a very fine twill-weave fabric, slightly napped on the right side only, whereas a suede flannel is napped on both sides and sheared, with the fibers pressed into the fabric.

flannel

[′flan·əl]
(textiles)
A loosely woven, generally wool fabric with the weave concealed by a napped surface.

flannel

1. a soft light woollen fabric with a slight nap, used for clothing
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If he was going to sell drapery, it was probable that a pale-faced fellow like that would deal in showy and inferior articles--printed cottons and muslins which would leave their dye in the wash-tub, jobbed linen full of knots, and flannel that would soon look like gauze.
Janey fell upon his neck and pressed him to her purple flannel breast.
The young woman with the flannel bandage waited, and dropped everything on the table wherever it happened to go, and never moved it again until she put it on the stairs.
He obeyed, slipping the set into the sleeve of his flannel shirt.
The next day they sailed, and as the cruiser steamed slowly out to sea a tall man, immaculate in white flannel, and a graceful girl leaned against her rail to watch the receding shore line upon which danced twenty naked, black warriors of the Waziri, waving their war spears above their savage heads, and shouting farewells to their departing king.
The last evening you flamed out into beauty you wore your old blue flannel shirtwaist that Mrs.
His grey flannel clothes was cut by the Saville Row tailor of the moment, his hands and hair, his manner of speech and carriage were all altered.
He pulled off his flannel cap, and stalked away through the gathering darkness.
As she was brushing her hair at bedtime there came a tap on her door and, opening it, she beheld nothing but a tall black bottle, with a strip of red flannel tied round it like a cravat, and a cocked-hat note on the cork.
Here I am," answered a half-stifled voice, and Rose was discovered sitting on the pile of red flannel bathing clothes, which she had mistaken for lobsters, and where she had fallen in a fit of merriment when she discovered that the cannibals were her merry cousins.
There's neither fur, nor flannel -- no, sir, nor hot rum, will warm up what they call the temperature.
In a suit of coarse flannel with horn buttons, a yellow neckerchief with draggled ends, an old hat more russet-coloured than black, and laced boots of the hue of his stony calling, Durdles leads a hazy, gipsy sort of life, carrying his dinner about with him in a small bundle, and sitting on all manner of tombstones to dine.