Origin of faille
Examples from the Web for faille
To this class belong the grosgrains, Ottoman, faille Francaise—a silk resembling grosgrain, but softer and brighter.
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|Arnold Wolfensberger
Do you see that milk-girl with her scarlet petticoat and Flemish faille?In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
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
Faille Francaise—A soft, lustrous silk of wider cord than grosgrain, but narrower than ottoman.