twill
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(pronounced twihl)

This double-duty word can either refer to a type of weave or to the fabric that is actually sporting the weave. A basic weave originating in Scotland, twill creates a diagonal pattern of parallel ribs because weft threads pass over one warp thread and then under two or more warp threads. Examples of twill fabric are tweed and gabardine.

See also: herringbone
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