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(pronounced skirt)

Rather than referring to the latest mini-, pencil or slit skirt dominating the fashion runways, we are instead describing the cloth piece applied to the bottom of a bed, sofa, chair or

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(pronounced SLIH-per chehr)

A type of armless, upholstered chair having a low seat that can come in a variety of styles and sizes, most often small.

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(pronounced SLUHB)

Though it sounds like a name that kids would cruelly taunt one another with, a slub is an important term in the textile trade. When wool is drafted unevenly as it is

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(pronounced SMART-glas)

See electric privacy

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(pronounced SOH-shehl CA-peh-tuhl)

The idea that value can be assigned to social networks just as value can be allotted to physical objects (homes, cars, etc.) and human capital (a highly skilled

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(pronounced SO-fuh TAY-buhl)

See console table.

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(pronounced SAH-fit)

This word tends to baffle people because it can mean several things, though they all correlate to the built environment. As related to architectural exteriors, a soffit is the underside of a part

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(pronounced suh-LU-shehn dyed)

In solution dyeing, dye is added to a manufactured fiber (such as nylon) while it still exists as a chemical solution — i.e., before it is extruded into yarn. Because the

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(pronounced SAHL-vehnt)

A bit of an odd word (that sounds seems to sound weirder the more and more you repeat it) that means having the ability to pay all debts owed

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(pronounced sahm-NAM-byuh-lent)

To remember this word, think of the more common word “insomnia,” which means sleeplessness. This adjective, obviously having the same Latin root, means walking while asleep or resembling a sleepwalker, as in being slow to