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REP, REPP, or REPS

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 105 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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REP, REPP, or REPS, a cloth made of silk, wool or 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 " rib." It is woven in fine cords or ribs across the width of the piece. In silk it is used for dresses, and to some extent for ecclesiastical vestments, &c. In wool and cotton it is used for various upholstery purposes.105
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