- a brand of synthetic, acrylic textile fiber of light weight, wrinkle resistance, and resistance to weathering and many chemicals.
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Examples from the Web for orlon
It was evident that they swam, as Orlon had intimated, for exercise.
Now at the door of the observatory, Dorothy paused and shrank back against Seaton, her eyes widening as she stared at Orlon.
In any event, many generations of the women of the Orlon will work upon it until it is complete.
"I shall join you in person very shortly," Orlon said, and the projection vanished.
As the human scientist poured his plan of battle into the brain of the astronomer, Orlon's face cleared.
- trademark a crease-resistant acrylic fibre or fabric used for clothing, furnishings, etc
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Word Origin and History for orlon
proprietary name (Du Pont) of synthetic textile fiber, 1948, an invented word (cf. nylon).
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