vacus hold is when a container is taken and
put through a larger x-ray machine to make sure that there is no unauthorized
metal objects inside (something like the metal detector we walk through).
a fine bobbin
vandyke a wide collar
with a deeply indented edge
vanity a small handbag
for toilet articles used by women
Vector Conversion is the art of converting
raster images to vector format. Bitmap images are made up of pixels, and
cannot be scaled up effectively. VECTOR images are created by the numerical
coordinates that are contained within the file. Vector images can be scaled
up or down infinitely without the loss of resolution and are much smaller
files compared to bitmap files. Vector images also allow you to change color
and edit individual elements with ease. Vector artwork is simply comprised
of lines (wireframe) that represent the objects. Vector images are usually
created with the drawing program such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator or
veil a length of
cloth worn by women as a covering for the head and shoulders and often for
the face; specifically, the outer
covering of a nun's headdress; a length of veiling or netting worn over
the head or face or attached for protection or ornament to a hat or headdress.
Traditionally worn by brides at weddings. Example of veil used in
conversation; "By the way, my wife Bridget Marie, looked beautiful
at our wedding. This was before and after she lifted her veil."
veiling any of various light
velour an article
of clothing made of velour, namely a fabric with a pile or napped surface
resembling velvet. Any of various fabrics with
a pile or napped surface resembling velvet used in heavy weights for upholstery
and curtains and in lighter weights for clothing.
The pile is characterized by uneven lengths
(usually two) which gives it a rough look. The two lengths of pile
create light and shaded areas on the surface. A rather pebbled effect.
This type of velour was invented and made in Lyons, France, in 1844. "Velours"
is the French term for velvet. "Cotton velour" is simply cotton
velure (obsolete) velvet;
also a fabric resembling velvet.
and a little wool and
worsted. Pile, made with an extra warp yarn. Mostly made with
a plain back but some with a twill. Some are made with a silk pile
and a rayon or cotton
back. Terms comes from the Latin "vellus", meaning a fleece
or tufted hair. Comes in many types, qualities, and weights.
Good velvet wears fairly well and is inexpensive. The cheaper cloths
give little service and look well only a few times before beginning to deteriorate.
Better velvet may be crush resistant, water resistant, and drapes well.
Has to be handled with care, and pressed on a velvet board. Cut all
one way. For the maximum amount of depth in the color, cut with the
pile running up. It also wears better when cut this way. Velvet
should be cut with very simple lines in the garment, so not to destroy the
beauty of the fabric. It has the tendency to add weight to the figure.
A velvet with a pattern formed by contrast in cut and uncut
Patterned velvet made by burnt-out print
process. The design is of velvet with background plain.
A stiff, thick pile velvet. Used for hats, coat collars,
also for suits, coats and dresses, when thick velvets are fashionable.
The back is of one colour and the pile of another, so that it
gives a changeable, pearly appearance.
very soft, draping velvet made with a silk or rayon back and a rayon
Has a longer or higher pile than velvet, but shorter than plush.
It is pressed flat and has a high lustre made possible by a tremendous
roller-press treatment given the material in finishing. Now often
made as knit fabric.
A satin weave is used as the base for this luxurious figured
silk, made with a cut pile effect.
or velveteen where the pile is 1/8" thick or more. ex) Cotton
velour, hat velour, plush "fake furs".
a clothing fabric usually of
cotton in twill or plain weaves made a
short close weft pile in imitation of velvet. Woven
with a extra filling yarn with either a plain or a twill back (twill back
is the best). Warp yarns 80/inch - weft ranges from 175 to 600
depending on the desired density of the pile. Mercerized with a durable
finish. Strong and takes hard wear. Poor quality rubs
off. Some of it can be laundered. It is warm. Comes
in all colors, gradually piece dyed or may be printed. Has to be cut
all one way. Press carefully, preferably on a velvet board, or tumble dry
after laundering (no pressing needed).
velveteens clothing made of velveteen,
namely a clothing fabric usually of cotton in twill or plain weaves made
a short close weft pile in imitation of velvet
worsted, wool worsted and wool, cotton. 5 shaft satin, some in small
repeat twill weaves, in cotton, 8 shaft satin (warp face). 2 ply warp and
single filling. Clear finish. Has a very good luster finish
which resembles satin. Some has a slight nap. Wears well - similar
cloth has worsted warp and woolen filling. In a good quality used
for expensive suits for women and sports jackets for men. Also used for
fine coatings for both men and women. In cotton, it resembles very heavy
sateen and is used mostly for lining.
verdant green in tint or color.
vermilion a variable color averaging a vivid reddish
vert the heraldic color green.
a man's sleeveless garment for the upper body usually
worn under a suit coat; also, a similar garment for women; a protective
usually sleeveless garment, as a life preserver, that extends to the waist;
an insulated sleeveless waist-length garment often worn under or in place
of a coat; [Chiefly British] a sleeveless undershirt
vestee dickey, especially
one made to resemble a vest and worn under a cost; vest
vestment an outer
garment, especially a robe of ceremony or office; [Plural] clothing, garb;
an article of ceremonial attire worn by ecclesiastical officiants and assistants
indicative of their rank and appropriate to the rite being celebrated
vesture a covering
garment, as a robe or vestment; clothing, apparel
vicuna a fabric made of vicuna wool or a sheep's wool imitation of vicuna. The Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna vicugna), a beautiful wild animal, is the smallest species
of the four South American Camelids and its habitat is constituted by the
High Andes territory at an altitude of 3,800 to 5,000 meters. This territory
includes, in Peru, 16 departments (namely: Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho,
Cajamarca, Cusco, Hunuco, Huancavelica, Ica, Junn, La Libertad, Lima, Moquegua, Pasco, Puno, Tacna)
vinaceous of the color wine, or a dark red.
of the color violet.
any of a group of colors of reddish blue hue, low lightness,
and medium saturation.
vividly green; verdant.
the color of grass or foliage.
slightly green; greenish.
a chrome green that is probably a hydrated oxide of chrome.
visor the front piece
of a helmet, especially a movable upper piece; a projecting front of a cap
for shading the eyes
vitelline resembling the yolk of an egg, especially
in yellow color.
a blend of 55% wool and 45%
Twill weave. Has the appearance of very fine flannel.
It is soft, fine, and warm. Holds a good pleat. Washable
by machine. If made up in a slim skirt for women, should be underlined,
as it has not much body. Excellent for all kinds of children's
and baby's wear, sportswear, men's and women's tailored shirts and dresses.
v-neck a garment,
as a sweater, with a V-shaped neck
fine soft sheer fabric used especially for women's
summer clothing or curtains. Sheer and very light weight.
Usually made with cylindrical combed yarns. To obtain a top quality
fabric, very highly twisted yarns are used. Voile drapes and gathers
very well. The clear surface is obtained by singeing away any fuzzy yarns.
Has a hard finish and crisp, sometimes wiry hand. "Voile de Laine"
is wool voile.
Volumetric Weight also known as Dimensional weight is used to used by
freight industries and courier services around
the world to invoice for the actual space that a parcel, package or pallet
takes up in a vehicle or storage area. A vehicle can quickly become full
of bulky, lightweight articles long before it reaches it's capacity in weight
which makes for inefficient use of space.
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