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piece-dyed

[pees-dahyd] /ˈpisˌdaɪd/
adjective
1.
dyed after weaving (opposed to yarn-dyed).
Origin of piece-dyed
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • On piece-dyed goods part of the finishing is done before and part after the dyeing process.

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  • piece-dyed fabrics may be distinguished from yarn-dyed fabrics by unraveling threads of each kind.

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  • Being a common and popular material for summer wear, it is usually made as a piece-dyed fabric.

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  • A good reason for making it piece-dyed is that this method is much cheaper than if the yarn is dyed previous to the weaving.

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  • If on the other hand, the interior of the yarn is not so highly colored as the exterior, it is piece-dyed.

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British Dictionary definitions for piece-dyed

piece-dyed

adjective
1.
(of fabric) dyed after weaving Compare yarn-dyed
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