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ray uhn

  • n  a synthetic silklike fabric

  • Rayon was the first of all the syn thetic fibers, but its sales slipped badly as nylon and other new synthetics came on the scene; when Du Pont closed down the last of its rayon .
  • A favorite story of Julia Kippen Jaffray's concerns a friend who sent her rayon dress to the cleaners and got back only buttons.
  • More important, the aviation industry switched from rayon cord to metallic cord.

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