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braid

[brād]
(mathematics)
A braid of order n consists of two parallel lines, sets of n points on each of the lines with a one-to-one correspondence between them, and n nonintersecting space curves, each of which connects one of the n points on one of the parallel lines with the corresponding point on the other; the space curves are configured so that no curve turns back on itself, in the sense that its projection on the plane of the parallel lines lies between the parallel lines and intersects any line parallel to them no more than once, and any two such projections intersect at most a finite number of times.
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Oliver is stitching together plaid exercise sheets for trainer William Knight, having finished a neat set of red-trimmed dark blue paddock sheets for Nicolas Clement, and Vowden is adding a skein of gold braid to the Queen's black velvet cap.
Large oval grapevine wreath Green florist wire Teapot (this is a wire one painted gold) Small cups and spoons Various ribbons and gold braids Preserved lemon leaves Quick Grab clear glue
The porters were ever available, the guards and inspectors smart with brass buttons and gold braid.
The monarch's racing colours are a purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves and black velvet cap with gold fringe.
Funding followed success and the uniforms now were to our own design modelled on the Royal Marines dress uniform - blue serge, red stripes, gold braid and dark blue, later to become white peaked caps.
com) Scissors Hot glue gun and glue sticks 1 piece posterboard for inside lining of shoe 1/2 yard lime green fabric for lining of shoe 1 yard lime green fabric for lining of handbag 2 small gold plastic Christmas balls for handbag clasps 56 inches cord for handbag handle 2 yards flat gold braid trim for handbag opening Papier-mache dress forms (available at craft stores and gift shops)
I remember Tony wearing a white polo-necked jumper and sailors cap with a gold braid, claiming he was the only admiral in the Free Wales Army.
I opened the door and there was this handsome bloke standing there in his uniform with red stripes and a mandarin collar and gold braid.
There was much cheering by the crowd as the King, dressed in a navy blue suit decorated with gold braid, made a lap of honour.
The simple altar was covered with a gold braid cloth, and a modern Perspex and metal cross - earlier bestowed by Princess Margaret - sits on top of it.
I would toss my head gaily to acknowledge the salutes I received from soldiers in red tabs and gold braid on the saluting base.
This Royal Marine drop-out - he had to be rescued from the rigours of Lympstone Barracks after a fortnight - sported an honorary white Naval uniform awash with gold braid to remind those who cared he is Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.