See also:cloth made of
See also:silk, wool or
See also:cotton . The name is said to have been adapted from the French reps, a word of unknown origin; it has also been suggested that it is a corruption of "
See also:rib." It is
See also:woven in
See also:fine cords or ribs across the width of the piece . In silk it is used for dresses, and to some extent for ecclesiastical
See also:vestments, &c .
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