Spun silk

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(1) Yarn produced by dressing or combing processes from silk waste that has been ‘boiled off’ to remove the gum.

(2) Descriptive of fabrics produced from spun silk.

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A yarn composed of fibers of silk which have not been reeled from the cocoon, but have produced by piercing the cocoon, and then shredding it into lengths of 3 to 15 inches, often from tussah cocoons. See “Doupioni“, “reeled silk“.

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