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gray goods

plural noun
a woven fabric as it comes from the loom and before it has been submitted to the finishing process.
Also called greige, griege.
Origin of gray goods
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Contemporary definitions for gray-goods

any woven fabric just off the loom that has not yet been dyed or finished; also called greige , griege

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