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GrahamT  •  Link

Also Moire.
Silk with a rippled or 'watered' effect.

Bill  •  Link

MOHAIR, a kind of stuff, ordinarily of silk, both woof and warp; having its grain wove very close.
There are two kinds of mohairs, the one smooth and plain; the other watered like tabbys: the difference between the two only consists in this, that the latter is calendered, the other not - There are also mohairs both plain, and watered, whose woof is woollen, cotton, or thread.
---Cyclopaedia: Or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. E. Chambers, 1743.

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