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bicorne a cocked hat
biggin a child's cap; nightcap
a woman's scanty ( I do not know
if scanty is a good way to put it. Lets put it this way, it has less
material then a one piece bathing suit.). Known as a two-piece bathing
suit; a man's brief swimsuit; a man's or woman's low-cut briefs. Swimwear...
a narrow fabric used to finish
raw edges. In sewing, binding is used as both a
noun and a verb to refer to finishing a seam or hem of a garment, usually
by rolling or pressing then stitching on an edging or trim.
birdseye (bird's eye)
birdseye (bird's eye)
(1) very soft, light weight, and absorbent. Woven with a
loosely twisted filling to increase absorbency. Launders very
well. It is also called "diaper cloth" and is used for that
purpose as well as very good toweling. Also "novelty" birdseye
effects used as summer dress fabrics. (2)
Worsted. Smooth, clear finish. Has small diamond-shaped figures
with a dot in the centre of each. Pattern suggests the eye of a bird.
Fine quality suiting for men and women.
a square cap with three
ridges on top worn by clergymen especially of the Roman Catholic Church
biscuit a light grayish
yellowish brown; a grayish yellow.
bister a grayish
to yellowish brown.
black the achromatic
color of least lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects
that neither reflect nor transmit light. Black clothing.
process where specialty inks are used to design looks that are virtually
colorless under normal lighting conditions but when viewed under
emit a distinct glow (generally a blue glow).
black wool any wool
that is not white, but not necessarily black. Stock that is grey or brown
in colour is classed as black wool
blae dark blue or
bluish gray (chiefly Scottish).
wool, worsted, cotton, blends, synthetics. Plain or twill.
Soft, raised finish, "nap" obtained by passing the fabric
over a series of rollers covered with fine wire or teasels. Heavily
napped and fulled on both sides. Nap lose and may pill in laundering.
Named in honor of Thomas Blanket (Blanquette), a Flemish weaver who lived
in Bristol, England in the XIV century, and was the first to use this material
for sleeping to keep warm.
blazer a sports jacket
often notched collar and patched pockets.
blind term used in conjunction with
load or lot. Blind lots are not manifested. Usually, when buying "blind"
lots/loads you will be given a general idea of contents, but it will not
be a guarantee. It is common for many large retail stores to sell closeouts "blind"
simply because a detailed inventory of contents takes time and ends up costing
more per item when purchasing.(definition provided by
Robert Cyr at
blond (or blonde)
of a flaxen, golden, light auburn, or pale yellowish brown color.
bloodred having the
color of blood.
bloomer a costume
for women consisting of a short skirt and long loose trousers gathered closely
about the ankles; [Plural] full loose trousers gathered at the knee formerly
worn by women for athletics; underpants of similar design worn chiefly by
blouse the word blouse
is often utilized when referring to a women's shirt. An old definition
that I found is as follows: a long loose over garment that resembles
a shirt or smock and is worn especially by workmen, artists, and peasants;
the jacket of a uniform; a usually loose-fitting garment that covers the
body from the neck to the waist and is worn especially by women
blouson a garment,
as a dress, having a close waistband with blousing of material over it.
process of blowing dry steam through a cloth, to settle the fabric and take
the curliness from the yarn.
blucher a shoe with
a one-piece tongue and vamp and the quarters lapped over the vamp and laced
blue a color whose
hue is that of the clear sky or that of the portion of the color spectrum
lying between green and violet. Blue clothing; [Plural] a blue costume
bluebonnet a wide
flat round cap of blue wool formerly worn in Scotland
blue jeans pants
usually made of blue denim
bluish somewhat blue;
having a tinge of blue.
blush a red or rosy
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