One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A synthetic textile made from acrylic fibre and used for curtains and upholstery.as modifier ‘blue Dralon armchairs’
- ‘Dad was a clerk, Mum was a secretary, we had Dralon on our sofa.’
- ‘Tightly woven fabrics such as a cotton are durable, as are Dralon and chenille, but these may ‘shade’ and lose their shape more readily than other fabrics.’
- ‘Working in Australia last year, I discovered that in the southern hemisphere the shop sells food such as steak and washed salad, not cheap sweeties and Dralon.’
1950s: on the pattern of nylon.
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