Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Also Moire.Silk with a rippled or 'watered' effect.
Moyre (with information in the annotations) is also mentioned on November 21, 1660: http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/11/21/
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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