from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fine vegetable fiber that can be substituted for cotton in the manufacture of fabrics.
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The cost of this process, from the brake to the final production of the cotton, is set by the patentee, after leaving him a fair profit, at three cents per pound of cotton; and if we add this to the cost of the linten, and allow for freight and storage, the entire cost of the fibrilia is but eight cents per pound, or two-thirds of the present price of middling cotton.
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