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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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states continue to require hair braiders to obtain a cosmetology license.
However, many braiders are fearful that their businesses could unravel because of a raft of new government regulations.
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That's the same name as my hair braider. It must be a good brush."
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The new three-prong QB3 Quick Braid kit is a three-strand braider with beads and bands,while the the QB4 model has interchangeable heads for two- or-three-strand braiding or braiding with ribbons, which are included in the kit along with a comb, carrying pouch, hair clips, beads and bands.
Growing up on an Idaho ranch, he learned to work cowhide from his father, a rawhide braider in the Spanish tradition.