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camlet


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Camlet  \Cam"let\,  n.  [F.  camelot  (akin  to  Sp  camelote, 
  chamelote  It  cambellbito  ciambellotto  LL  camelotum 
  camelinum  fr  Ar  khamlat  camlet,  fr  kaml  pile,  plush.  The 
  word  was  early  confused  with  camel,  camel's  hair  also  being 
  used  in  making  it  Cf  {Calamanco}] 
  A  woven  fabric  originally  made  of  camel's  hair,  now  chiefly 
  of  goat's  hair  and  silk,  or  of  wool  and  cotton.  [Sometimes 
  written  {camelot}  and  {camblet}.] 
 
  Note:  They  have  been  made  plain  and  twilled,  of  single  warp 
  and  weft,  of  double  warp,  and  sometimes  with  double 
  weft  also  with  thicker  yarn.  --Beck  (Draper's  Dict.  ) 




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