from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of cardboard to which a sample or specimen of cloth, velvet, or the like is attached.
- n. Hence— A number of such pieces of cardboard, forming a sort of book, or folding alternately so as to open out in a long strip and exhibit, at one time, a number of patterns of stuff.
- n. In weaving, one of the perforated pieces of cardboard used in the Jacquard attachment to a loom.
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