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A thin light silk used in the Middle Ages for fine garments, church vestments, and banners.

[Middle English cendal, from Old French, ultimately from Greek sindōn, fine linen.]


1. (Textiles) a fine silk fabric used, esp in the Middle Ages, for ceremonial clothing, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment of such fabric
[C13: from Old French cendal, from Medieval Latin cendalum; probably related to Greek sindon fine linen]


(ˈsɛn dl)

1. a silk fabric in use during the Middle Ages.
2. a garment made of this.
[1175–1225; Middle English cendal < Old French]
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Midori Watanabe graduates this month from Sendal Shirayuri High School in Sendai Japan.
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The Japanese operation had 272 employees and six offices in the country, one of which was in Sendal, where the earthquake and tsunami had hit.
By 7 April the main airport at Sendal had been reopened to civilian aircraft, the major ports had open channels, and isolated people had received aid.
Luckily Kenichi's Soki Ballet School, located in Sendal, was far enough from the coast that it was not affected by the resulting tsunami.
Once the fund is closed, the balance will likely be delivered to Sendal by TURN, a church group that donated $22,000 toward the relief effort.
The Sendal surge in Japan may have reached 46 feet in height.
All 16 owners are accounted for, including four Sendal area owners who were affected the most by the earthquake and tsunami.
Roy Inoue, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-06, Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba, Sendal, Miyagi, 980-8789, Japan.
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