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23:00 Jan 29, 2003
Spanish to English translations [PRO] / fabrics
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.
Explanation: 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
xxxcmwilliams United Kingdom Local time: 18:24 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 419