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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A textile fabric manufactured by a process invented by Mitscherlich, in which long strips of soft wood, free from knots, cut parallel to the grain, are boiled with a solution of sulphurous acid or an acid sulphite, washed with water, pressed, repeatedly passed between rolls to separate but not break the fibers, dried, and combed like flax, being afterward spun and woven like any other textile material.

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