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A soft woven fabric, often of silk or cotton, having a crosswise rib.
[French, from Old North French, cloth head-covering worn by women in Flanders, possibly from Middle Dutch falie, scarf.]
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faille(feɪl; French faj)
(Textiles) a soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or taffeta
[C16: from French: head covering, hence, fabric used for this, of obscure origin]
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a soft transversely ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or lightweight taffeta.
[1520–30; < Middle French, Old French; of obscure orig.]
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