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This French term is fun throw in once in a while, especially if you want to get someone’s attention. It a dramatic way to refer to and spotlight the most important item in a collection, program, series or

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(pronounced pees DYE-ing)

Primarily used for solid color fabrics, piece dying is the least expensive method of dyeing textiles. In this method, a continuous piece/bolt of dry cloth is passed full-width through a trough

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(pronounced pir TAY-buhl)

See console table.

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(pronounced rhymes with mile, eye, child)

If you talk to an engineer, the first thing that will come to mind when hearing the word “pile” are those long, slender columns of timber, steel, or reinforced

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(pronounced PI-nih-kuhl)

See

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(pronounced peek)

Absent the French accent of sister word piqué (see

Example: The architect’s pointed remarks about the overall direction of the project really piqued the rest of the design team and actually caused the project manager

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Different from the word pique (see

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(pronounced PIH-thee)

The pithy little word of “pith” reflects its definition. The noun “pith” means the core or essential part of something. Hence, the adjective “pithy” means substantive, but succinct and