A silk fabric with cords across the piece as in a poplin. The cords are of wool, cotton or silk. If all silk, known as Bengaline de Soie. A cotton bengaline is made of all cotton, with a 2/60's warp and 6's or 8's weft. A 32's fine weft is used as well. Mercerised finish (picking is one coarse, one fine). The weave is plain, and coarse yarn is used for ribs, and space between each rib has a finer weft. The real cloth has a silk warp and worsted weft - 13/15 denier to 20/22 denier warp, 2/40's worsted for fine picks, with a thick cabled worsted yarn for cords. They are sometimes figured, as seen in the illustration, which is woven with a plain cord ground. The yarns are all botany worsted, viz., 2/76's-warp and 56's weft, 45-in. cloth from 50-in. warp. The variety known as Bengaline Marquise has a spun silk warp and worsted weft

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  • Bengaline — Bengaline, halbseidener Stoff mit 96 Ketten und 14 doppelten Schußfäden auf 1 cm. Kette Seide, Schuß Kammgarn, Bindung Leinwand; auch ein Jacquardkleiderstoff mit Kette aus Seide, 40 Fäden auf 1 cm, und Schuß aus hart gedrehtem Kammgarn, 29 Fäden …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bengaline — Bengaline, halbseidenes, taffetbindiges Gewebe mit seidener Kette und verhältnismäßig dickem, wollenem (auch baumwollenem) Schuß, so daß das Gewebe einen ripsähnlichen Eindruck macht; ähnliches Gewebe ist Sicilienne; ein leichteres derselben… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • bengaline — ● bengaline nom féminin Étoffe constituée d une chaîne de soie et d une trame de coton ou de laine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bengaline — [beŋ′gə lēn΄, beŋ΄gə lēn′] n. [Fr, after Bengal, whence the cloth was imported] a heavy, corded cloth of silk, rayon, or the like and either wool or cotton …   English World dictionary

  • bengaline — noun /ˈbɛŋɡəliːn/ A fabric made from silk and worsted; poplin. Ruperta tonight was in a narrow black bengaline costume with a Medici collar and cuffs of bastard chinchilla …   Wiktionary

  • bengaline — noun Etymology: French, from Bengal Date: 1884 a fabric with a crosswise rib made from textile fibers (as rayon, nylon, cotton, or wool) often in combination …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bengaline — /beng geuh leen , beng geuh leen /, n. a poplin like fabric having a crosswise corded effect, woven with coarse yarn in the filling direction. [1880 85; < F; see BENGAL, INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bengaline — Ben|ga|li|ne die; <nach der Landschaft Bengalen in Vorderindien u. zu ↑...ine> ripsbindiger (nach Ripsart gewebter) Halbseidenstoff …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • bengaline — crosswise ribbed fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • bengaline — ben·ga·line …   English syllables

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