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It is used in the arts for weighting cotton fabrics, as a top-dressing for clover hay in agriculture, and in dyeing.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 6VARIOUS
In some cases weighting materials are added to the fabric so as to hide more or less its actual construction.TEXTILESWILLIAM H. DOOLEY
Soap is subject to another kind of adulteration called filling, or weighting.SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 392, JULY 7, 1883VARIOUS
This process is known as "loading" or "weighting," and gives increased body and weight to the silk.TEXTILES AND CLOTHINGKATE HEINTZ WATSON
Silk without weighting is known as "pure dye," of which there is little made, as such goods take too much silk.TEXTILES AND CLOTHINGKATE HEINTZ WATSON
Here they dismounted, and between them unfurled a large map, weighting its corners with pine cones.THE LONG ROLLMARY JOHNSTON
It is nearly always weighted, and a large proportion of weighting is to be guarded against, as it weakens the wearing quality.FOODS AND HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENTHELEN KINNE
The weighting process kept even pace with the other ghastly details.STRANDED IN ARCADYFRANCIS LYNDE
Proper piling of the material and weighting to prevent warping are of great importance.SEASONING OF WOODJOSEPH B. WAGNER
"You young fool," Sir Hugh repeated, not laughing, a heavier stress weighting each repeated word.AMABEL CHANNICEANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK

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