- n. Middle English from a Scots and northern English variant of obsolete twilly, from Old English twi- ‘two’, suggested by Latin bilix ‘two-threaded’. It is an broad term, usually referring to any fabric made with a twill weave, which is characterized by a diagonal rib, or twill line.
- wd:Q1152241 (Silk Heritage Thesaurus)
- CIETA. Burnham, Dorothy. Warp and Weft. A Textile Terminology. Royal Ontario Museum, 1980. Stevenson, Angus, ed. Oxford Dictionary of English. 3rd ed. Oxford University Press, 2010. Phipps, Elena. Looking at Textiles. A guide to technical terms. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2011.
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