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23:00 Jan 29, 2003
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: Chinas
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"Chinas y chambrais ofrecen aspectos changeants antiguos y clásicos para prendas ligeras de pleno verano"

Context: in a list of different linen fabrics and blends.

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4 +1China silk

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This could be from the French "chiné" and referring to those types of fabrics.

Chiné: A term applied to woven cloth printed with a design having a soft, blurred outline. This is produced by printing the sheet of parallel warp yarns before weaving, with the result that the printed outline does not keep exact register during weaving and the outline appears blurred in the woven cloth.
www.drummonds.co.uk/glossary/ index.phtml?submit=list&letter=c - 16k

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China silk

This is one of the translations given in the big Collins dictionary for "china."


Lucious silk charmeause, china silk and silk chiffon are the canvas upon which Kavita creates exquisite designs.

China Silk, Fuji Silk Spun Silk, best for lining and crafts; inexpensive, often called washable silk, wrinkles, weight 8 mm up (light)

Hope it helps. :-)

    Reference: http://silkery.com/terms.html
    Reference: http://www.silknbeauty.com/silk_apparel.html
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agree  Nikki Graham: Yup! It's in the dictionary. Hope you've taken part in today's poll!
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  -> about the dictionaries? absolutely! I thought it was an interesting question
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