Apron Cloth

APRON CLOTH (Apron Checks)
Plain woven coloured cloths in stripes and checks. Colours are usually blues and blacks, with a side border differently coloured of bolder stripe or of figuring worked on the dhootie principle; 34 to 38-in. wide, 64 ends and picks to 72 ends and picks, 28's to 36's warp and weft. A standard cloth both for the home and colonial markets is 64 X 64, 28/30's, and in square designs. Fancy designs are very commonly used as apron cloths.

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  • Apron Checks — APRON CLOTH (Apron Checks) Plain woven coloured cloths in stripes and checks. Colours are usually blues and blacks, with a side border differently coloured of bolder stripe or of figuring worked on the dhootie principle; 34 to 38 in. wide, 64… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • apron — [ā′prən] n. [by faulty separation of a napron < ME napron < OFr naperon < nape, a cloth < L mappa, napkin] 1. a garment of cloth, leather, etc. worn over the front part of the body, usually to protect one s clothes 2. anything like an …   English World dictionary

  • Apron — A pron ([=a] p[u^]rn or [=a] pr[u^]n; 277), n. [OE. napron, OF. naperon, F. napperon, dim. of OF. nape, F. nappe, cloth, tablecloth, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa, napkin, table napkin. See {Map}.] 1. An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apron — (n.) mid 15c., faulty separation (Cf. ADDER (Cf. adder), UMPIRE (Cf. umpire)) of a napron (c.1300), from O.Fr. naperon small table cloth, dim. of nappe cloth, from L. mappa napkin. Napron was still in use as recently as late 16c. The shift of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Apron — (Wool) Folds of wool hanging in front of a sheep. APRON The barm cloth of the Anglo Saxons derived from barm, the lap or bosom. The leather apron worn by smiths, etc., in the time of Edward II. About 1609, waiters, because they wore an apron,… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • apron — ā prən, pərn n, often attrib 1) a garment usu. of cloth or plastic usu. tied around the waist and used esp. to protect clothing 2) an anatomical structure that resembles an apron esp HOTTENTOT APRON …   Medical dictionary

  • Apron — This article is about the garment. For other uses, see Apron (disambiguation). A full length apron An apron is an outer protective garment that covers primarily the front of the body. It may be worn for hygienic reasons as well as in order to… …   Wikipedia

  • apron — a|pron [ˈeıprən] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: a napron, mistaken for an apron; napron (14 16 centuries) from Old French naperon, from nape cloth ] 1.) a piece of clothing that covers the front part of your clothes and is tied around your waist,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apron — /ˈeɪprən / (say aypruhn) noun 1. a piece of clothing made in various ways for covering, and usually also protecting, the front of the person more or less completely. 2. a flat continuous conveyor belt. 3. Machinery that part of a lathe carriage… …   Australian English dictionary

  • apron — n. 1 a a garment covering and protecting the front of a person s clothes, either from chest or waist level, and tied at the back. b official clothing of this kind (bishop s apron). c anything resembling an apron in shape or function. 2 Theatr.… …   Useful english dictionary

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