Salamanders Wool

SALAMANDERS WOOL
The name in several districts of South America for asbestos.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • South America — South American. a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 271,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km). * * * Continent, Western Hemisphere. The world s fourth largest continent, it is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the… …   Universalium

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