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Orlon

[awr-lon] /ˈɔr lɒn/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of synthetic, acrylic textile fiber of light weight, wrinkle resistance, and resistance to weathering and many chemicals.
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  • As the human scientist poured his plan of battle into the brain of the astronomer, Orlon's face cleared.

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  • It was evident that they swam, as Orlon had intimated, for exercise.

    Skylark Three Edward Elmer Smith
  • Now at the door of the observatory, Dorothy paused and shrank back against Seaton, her eyes widening as she stared at Orlon.

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  • In any event, many generations of the women of the Orlon will work upon it until it is complete.

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  • Orlon fell in beside Seaton and the party turned toward the observatory.

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  • As one man, Orlon and the other remaining Norlaminians leaped out of the projector and floated to the ground below.

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  • "I shall join you in person very shortly," Orlon said, and the projection vanished.

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  • "We will land soon, but not hard," replied Orlon confidently, and the landing was as he had foretold.

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British Dictionary definitions for Orlon

Orlon

/ˈɔːlɒn/
noun
1.
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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