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(pronounced RAYS-way)

Rather than speeding cars, raceways in the A&D world carry speeding data and electricity from one connection point to another via cables and wires. Raceways can be closed or open, plastic or

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(pronounced RAY-dee-oh weev)

A radio weave is when cane webbing is woven into a square pattern instead of the more common octagonal pattern.

See also: cane / cane webbing

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(pronounced RAH-fee-uh)

Raffia comes from the fiber of the raffia palm, a large pinnate-leaved of Madagascar and tropical Africa. The tree’s large leaves are torn apart into long parallel pieces and dried to produce

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(pronounced RAYL-rohd)

Such a simple word, but so many meanings! In our case, however, railroading has to do with how fabric is applied to a piece of upholstery or used to create window treatments and the like.

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(pronounced RAY-zawn-DET-treh OR RAY-zone-DET-treh)

A French term literally translated as “reason for being.” It is used to mean the purpose justifying one’s (or a thing’s) existence.

Example: Having been captivated and obsessed with antiquities

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(pronounced RAY-mee)

The term ramie is the name of a perennial plant found in Asia, but it also refers to both the fiber made from the plant that can be spun or woven into

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(pronounced ramd ERTH)

An ancient building practice, rammed earth is a method for building walls using the raw materials of earth, lime, chalk, and gravel. As people desire more sustainable building materials and natural

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(pronounced reh-TAN)

See cane / cane webbing.