from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name of carbonized silk rags (in which any admixture of cotton or wool has been chemically destroyed) bound together with metal threads into the form of a small rope, braid, or mat, and used for insulating purposes, as for covering steam-pipes, etc. (Decision No. 5854, United States Board of General Appraisers.)


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