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animal fiber

[′an·ə·məl ‚fīb·ər]
(textiles)
A natural textile fiber of animal origin; wool and silk are the most important.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If you are vegan, are an environmentalist, are allergic to wool and other animal fibers, or just love to knit, Alt Fiber is a terrific book for you!
The quizzes should include practical skills questions such as distinguishing natural from manufactured fibers and vegetable and animal fibers, making qualitative PLM observations, etc.
Learning to twist plant and animal fibers into stringlike yarns enabled prehistoric people to weave nets, baskets, and other objects that eased the chores of everyday life, Barber explains in her extensive writings.
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noted that in the mid-1800s inhalational anthrax related to the textile industry became known as woolsorters' disease (in England) and ragpickers' disease (in Germany and Austria) because of the frequency of infection in mill workers exposed to imported animal fibers contaminated with Bacillus anthracis spores (1).
IUCN'S Species Survival Commission noted that chiru are being killed illegally to supply an international market for shahtoosh wool: "Shahtoosh is considered to be one of the finest animal fibers in the world and, since the 1980s, expensive shahtoosh shawls and scarves have become high-fashion status symbols in the West."
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The formation of cloth from linen and eventually from other plant and animal fibers, such as cotton and wool, revolutionized clothing.