[fahyl, feyl; French fa-yuh]
- a soft, transversely ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or lightweight taffeta.
Origin of faille
1520–30; < Middle French, Old French; of obscure origin
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Do you see that milk-girl with her scarlet petticoat and Flemish faille?In the Days of My Youth
Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
To this class belong the grosgrains, Ottoman, faille Francaise—a silk resembling grosgrain, but softer and brighter.
Faille Francaise—A soft, lustrous silk of wider cord than grosgrain, but narrower than ottoman.
But the loss in length should be figured and taken account of on goods with a heavy rib, such as moir, faille, etc.Theory Of Silk Weaving
Faille and Bouchot, expecting to succeed, paid the money; they failed while the bottles were making.Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau
Honore de Balzac
- a soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or taffeta
C16: from French: head covering, hence, fabric used for this, of obscure origin
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