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1. a strong fabric of hemp, cotton, jute, etc., woven in strips and used under springs in upholstery or for straps, etc.
2. the skin that unites the digits of a webbed foot
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



linen netting used to make filters for fishing gear (such as seines and traps). There are about 180 types of webbing, with mesh from 5 to 160 mm made of cotton or nylon (kapron) threads twisted twice. Unknotted webbing made of two sets of threads twisted in the course of tying is common.

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