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Gingham is a fabric made from dyed cotton yarn. Fabric can refer to: Cloth Fabric, a London dance club This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A dye can generally be described as a coloured substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. ... Cotton is a soft fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Yarn Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibers, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, knitting, weaving and ropemaking. ...


The name is Malay in origin, coming into the English language via Dutch. When originally imported (in the 17th century), it was a striped fabric, but from the mid 18th century, when it was being produced in the mills of Manchester, it had become woven into checked or plaid patterns (often blue and white). Malay can mean: The Malay language The Malay people From or related to Malaysia See also Cape Malays Malay nationalism Communes that begin with Malay in Yonne, France: Malay-le-Grand Malay-le-Petit This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Location within the British Isles. ... The word check has these meanings: In finance, a check is an order for transfer of money. ... Plaid may refer to more than one thing: Plaid as patterned cloth: Plaid is a Scots language word meaning blanket, usually referring to patterned woollen cloth; it is unclear if the Gaelic word Plaide came first. ...


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