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DIMITY

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 273 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DIMITY, derived from the Gr. 61gtros " double thread," through the Ital. dimito, " a kind of course linzie-wolzie (Florio, 1611); a cloth commonly employed for bed upholstery and curtains, and usually white, though sometimes a pattern is printed on it in colours. It is stout in texture, and woven in raised patterns.
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