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(pronounced broh-KAYD) In the beginning… brocade was a formal, rich, weighty silk fabric produced in the Orient and often having gold or silver threads woven into its raised floral or figured patterns. It was used for clothing, upholstery, and

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(pronounced brah-keh-TEHL) Brocade’s close cousin, this elegant, formal fabric is distinguished by the high relief of its designs. Possessing a high yarn count and a firm, sometimes even stiff, texture, brocatelle features a characteristic three-dimensional blistered or puffed appearance.

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(pronounced BROH-kehn PE-deh-mehnt) Just because a pediment is broken, it doesn’t mean that it needs to be fixed. In other words, a broken pediment isn’t the same as a broken column or chair leg – it was actually designed

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(pronounced BRAUN-feelds) Primarily the term brownfield is being used in relation to cities assigning tax credits and/or offering grants to private developers to transform brownfield sites into multi-use developments – i.e., apartments, condos, retail, dining and entertainment venues, conference