Origin of fabric
Examples from the Web for fabric
It's about the delicate fabric of the universe and how our fragile insides crumble when that fabric is torn.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You even went out and bought the fabric for your own Oscar dress, which would be unthinkable for an actress to do today.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The women of the city donned their abayas, the fabric drawn in around their waists.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, in all his work, even in many of the nude portraits he took, there are veils, whether of glass or fabric or color washes.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Burlesque artists are often in it for the costumes, spending what they earn on fabric, feathers, and crystals.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending|Anne Berry|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not far away was the wrecked plane, an incongruous mass of streaks where the fabric had ripped through the gas-paint.
A lottery was finally established for the benefit of the fabric.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece|John Addington Symonds
My section and drawing give a clear idea of the construction of this fabric.
Upon the precession of the equinoxes they erect a fabric of retrograde chronology, and set a clock to geologic time.
Close examination reveals that the triangular sections of fabric used to add fullness to the skirt consist of several pieces.Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States|Claudia B. Kidwell
British Dictionary definitions for fabric
Word Origin for fabric
Word Origin and History for fabric
late 15c., "building, thing made," from Middle French fabrique (14c.), from Latin fabrica "workshop," also "an art, trade; a skillful production, structure, fabric," from faber "artisan who works in hard materials," from PIE *dhabh- "to fit together." Sense in English evolved via "manufactured material" (1753) to "textile" (1791).