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rib·bon

(rib'ŏn),
A ribbon-shaped structure.
[M. E. riban]
Histology A series of consecutive slices of tissue held together by a thin layer of paraffin
Popular health A strip of flat cloth, usually satin, with a single loop; the use of ribbons to signify awareness or support of a disease or cause began with the red ribbon, signifying AIDS awareness, and has continued with myriad other colours and causes.

ribbon

Vox populi A strip of satin in a single loop; ribbonmania began with the red ribbon, signifying AIDS awareness; it has continued ad absurdum with its wearers lending their maudlin support to virtually every disease, cause, and hackneyed do-gooder catchphrase in every known color

rib·bon

(rib'ŏn)
A ribbon-shaped structure.
[M. E. riban]
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Parker claimed that the grosgrain ribbons make SJP's really identifiable to others and really personal to her.
It's made of Grosgrain, a fine bone chine, and edged with a beautiful platinum-entwined trim.
Since their launch, every bag is lined with their signature vibrant amethyst grosgrain lining.
Too pretty to use for any seriously messy jobs (we say stick to baking), the apron makes heads turn with colorful, retro-looking trees decorating the front and green grosgrain ribbons serving as neck and waist ties that adjust for short and tall cooks.
A soft blue linen fabric will be used to cover the drop-shoulder sofa and in the window coverings, a grosgrain in oyster will cover a slipper chair Barry designed for Henredon.
Add an unexpected blast of color with a homemade striped 100% silk grosgrain belt with double brass D-rings, $75, by Best of Class by Robert Talbott.
The best quality is Italian calfskin or full-grain leather, and the lining should be either in pigskin or a fabric, such as grosgrain silk.
The fitted bodice was accented with a handmade grosgrain sash with lace appliques, beading and jewels alongside small fabric flowers.
All three have design nuances that have been inspired by the dancers including the grosgrain crisscross pattern laced in the back resembling the ribbons on the ballerinas' pointe shoes.
Cotton and grosgrain ribbon feels more substantial than satin ribbon.
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