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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) A dense, durable, multilayer cotton fabric made from thin lisle thread. Kersey that has been treated with film-forming substances is used as a leather substitute. It is also used in the manufacture of rubberized drive belts.

(2) In printing, a canvas used to cover the printing drums of lithographic machines.

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