She rummaged in a drawer and laid a small piece of fabric in my hands.
Since imports are so woven into the fabric of our economy, that, in turn, could unleash serious inflation.
The abundance of the fabric allowed us to cover her but retain the beauty and elegance of the garment.
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).