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faille

[fahyl, feyl; French fa-yuh] /faɪl, feɪl; French ˈfa yə/
noun
1.
a soft, transversely ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or lightweight taffeta.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Middle French, Old French; of obscure origin
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faille

/feɪl; French faj/
noun
1.
a soft light ribbed fabric of silk, rayon, or taffeta
Word Origin
C16: from French: head covering, hence, fabric used for this, of obscure origin
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