n.1.An old name for the finest and most costly kind of velvet, having a fine, thick pile.
I have served Prince Florizel and in my time wore three-pile.
- Shak.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Figures 1 and 2 (Pages 47 and 49) provide a visual reference for the following design recommendations for a two-pile system, which you could also expand to a three-pile system.
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