camlet

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a garment made of camlet fabric

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a fabric of Asian origin

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Yet another received a crape gown, a callimancoe gown and a camblet cloak.
When we consider the weavers' mental illnesses we should also bear in mind that many of the materials produced in the factories in Norwich in the decades before the Industrial Revolution began--silk brocades and watered tabinets, satins and satinettes, camblets and cheveretts, prunelles, callimancoes and Florentines, diamantines and grenadines, blondines, bombazines, belle-isles and martiniques--were of a truly fabulous variety, and of an iridescent, quite indescribable beauty as if they had been produced by Nature itself, like the plumage of birds.
Once again Sebald's activity of listing--"silk brocades and watered tabinets, satins and satinettes, camblets and cheveretts, prunelles, callimancoes and Florentines, diamantines and grenadines, blondines, bombazines, belle-isles and martiniques"--enacts the beauties to which it refers.
And John's profitable illegal dealings in camblets, a silk and wool specialty cloth, on his previous voyages, for which he was disciplined and fined, showed that he was ready to play the going game, whatever it was.