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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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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.
The shorter numbers come in cool hues like fog and cactus, or rosy shades of parfait and ruby, with design details to charm the most cynical wedding guest: grosgrain bows, bubble hems, and ruched bodices.
As far as formalwear, I have sold New Grange Platinum (Waterford) and Vera Wang Grosgrain the best.
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.
Now I dream you up wearing a navy blue suit with a peplum and a sailor hat with a red grosgrain ribbon down your back.
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.
De dia toman importancia las telas como el pique, shantung, grosgrain, brocados de algodon, algodon satinado y los linos con textura.
Sew a piece of grosgrain ribbon to the collar of a garment to keep it from falling off the hanger.
The famed London perfumer, which is a popular gifting brand, rolls out its limited-edition Christmas collections in especially designed packaging: you won't be seeing the signature black grosgrain ribbon this season, but instead find cream-colored boxes neatly tied with green velvet ribbons, complementing the print inside the boxes.
This jacquard grosgrain peak lapel tuxedo with skinny pants is fit for a movie star.
An abundant bouquet of dahlias, dematis, garden roses, and seeded eucalyptus wrapped in streamers of raspberry velvet, pleated ivory grosgrain, and peach satin was carried by the bride.