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for wear at a beach
bead [Plural] a necklace
of beads or pearls
beanie a small round
tight-fitting skullcap worn especially by schoolboys and college freshmen
bearskin a military
hat made of the skin of a bear
beaver a hat made of
beaver fur or a fabric imitation; a silk hat. a heavy fabric of felted
wool or of cotton napped on both sides.
generally wool. Also cotton and napped
on both sides; double faced. Twill and very heavily napped, and fulled.
Originally English. Made to simulate beaver fur. Thick,
gives excellent wear and very warm; resembles kersey. Has a luxurious
look. Has the longest nap of all the napped fabrics and usually silky
in appearance. Often light coloured fibres added to nap to increase shine.
Mostly used for warm coats. Cotton beaver is used for caps, shoe linings,
work cloths, maritime clothes and sports clothes where work is required.
bedford cord wool or worsted but worsted
is more popular. Also made in cotton, silk and rayon.
Lengthwise pronounced ribs that resembles corduroy. Sometimes the
ribs are emphasized by stuffing. Both Bedford, England and New Bedford,
Mass. claim the name. Very firm construction. Takes much hard
beige a variable color averaging light grayish
yellowish brown. cloth made of natural undyed wool.
bekishe long coat
bell-bottoms pants with wide flaring bottoms
bellyband a band around or across the belly,
as a girth or a band
belt a strip of flexible material worn especially
around the waist; a similar article worn as a corset or for protection or
safety or as a symbol of distinction
Bemberg A trade
name for a lining fabric made from a viscose (rayon) fibre which imitates
silk very well. The lining is comparitively cheap for such a luxurious feel
and is used generally in 'better end' suits and coats.
bengaline a fabric with a crosswise rib made
from textile fibers (as rayon, nylon, cotton, or wool) often
in combination. Crosswise rib, warp faced. First made of silk
in Bengal, India. Ribs are round and raised. Often has wool
or cotton dilling in the ribs which doesn't show. Difficult to make
bound buttonholes in it. Has a tendency to slip at the seams if too
tightly fitted. Grosgrain and Petersham is bengaline cut to ribbon
widths. The cloth is usually 40" wide. Cotele
- A French term for bengaline made from a silk or rayon warp and worsted
filling which is given a hard twist.
beret a visorless usually woolen cap with
a tight headband and a soft full flat top
bermuda bag a round or oval-shaped handbag
with a wooden handle and removable cloth covers
bermudas Bermuda shorts
bertha a wide round collar covering the shoulders
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