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(of fabric) dyed after being woven.‘a full range of piece-dyed and yarn-dyed fabrics’
- ‘Piece-dyed brocades are our least expensive fabrics.’
- ‘Also new were piece-dyed fabrics that were pigment over-dyed, and then washed to get the color back.’
- ‘In both cases, yarn-dyed or piece-dyed, the dyeing operation is always preceded by boiling-off, a process in which the gum (sericin) is removed from the fibre.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.