faille

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n faille a ribbed woven fabric of silk or rayon or cotton
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Faille A soft silk, heavier than a foulard and not glossy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n faille Originally, a hood covering the face, worn by nuns of certain orders; also, a veil worn by women, and covering the head and shoulders, the word having different meanings at different periods from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century.
    • n faille Hence The material of which such a garment was made.
    • n faille A silk fabric having a very light “grain” or cord, in distinction from ottoman, which has a heavy cord (gros grain), and from surah, which is twilled.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Faille and Bouchot, expecting to succeed, paid the money; they failed while the bottles were making.
"Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau" by Honore de Balzac
My old Flemish faille, which I shall always wear, suits me better.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Pater
My old Flemish faille, which I shall always wear, suits me better.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Horatio Pater
But the loss in length should be figured and taken account of on goods with a heavy rib, such as moire, faille, etc.
"Theory Of Silk Weaving" by Arnold Wolfensberger
Lucille's dress of light blue faille silk, garnished with pearls and guipure lace, was very becoming.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
La Faille Dechiree is at a corner of another little street, the Rue Chair et Pain, close by the Rue des Harengs.
"The Gourmet's Guide to Europe" by Algernon Bastard
I will follow him, and will faill in nathing of my part.
"Mary Queen of Scots 1542-1587" by Various
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In news:

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Marc by Marc Jacobs "Faille" sailor pant, $248.
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