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(pronounced TIH-king)

Admittedly an odd word for a textile, ticking is a strong, tightly woven linen, cotton, or linen-cotton blend fabric. Vintage ticking was quite heavy and used to securely hold the feathers of

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Where does the average American spend up to 90% of his or her time? Indoors living, working, learning and playing. Though many people are aware of some of the harmful chemicals found in outdoor air, many don’t realize

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(pronounced TIHLT-wahl kehn-STRUHK-shehn)

Also known as tilt-up construction, this building method is quite common due to its speed. First a foundation is poured and set, and footings are installed to receive the vertical panels

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(pronounced TIH-cheh-ler or TIHCH-ler)

Quit giggling. This word has no reference whatsoever to the crude slang term for human mammary glands. No, this strange little word means having a title signifying a certain rank or function or