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clothing

[AS. clath, cloth]
Wearing apparel; used both functionally and decoratively. From the medical standpoint, clothes conserve heat or protect the body (e.g., gloves, sunhelmets, and shoes). Air spaces in a fabric and its texture, rather than the material alone, conserve heat. In matted woolen fabrics, the air spaces are destroyed and insulation is lost. Wool and silk absorb more moisture than other fabrics, but silk loses it more readily. Cotton and linen come next, but linen loses moisture more quickly than cotton. Knitted fabrics absorb and dry more readily than woven fabrics of the same material. The temperature inside an individual's hat may vary from 13° to 20°F (7° to 11°C) warmer than the outside temperature.

adapted clothing

Garments designed with special features, such as Velcro closures, to enable persons with disabilities to dress themselves without assistance.
See: clo; hypothermia

clothing

artificial covering for protection or decoration or as a livery.

animal clothing
includes rugs for cattle and horses and for Sharlea sheep in sheds. For dogs there is a great variety of decorative clothing limited only by the imagination of the owner. Pleasure horses are also likely to have a wardrobe of rugs including a lightweight cooling-off rug and a waterproof mackintosh, a hood to cover the head and neck, a cap to cover the head only, hoof boots of various sorts, protective leg bandages, a tail sock and eye goggles.
protective clothing
for the veterinarian; this includes coveralls, rubber knee boots, rubber or plastic sleeves and gloves, obstetric gowns, surgical gowns, caps, masks and overshoes.
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Leggings are also popular this spring season and are part of the 2011 spring clothing as dresses or minis can be worn with these leggings.
5 percent for the 10th consecutive year-on-year fall as unseasonable weather in the month dampened demand for spring clothing.
Warm weather in the reporting month encouraged consumers to buy spring clothing, the monthly survey showed.
The Japan Chain Stores Association attributed the fall mainly to unfavorable weather factors, which crimped sales of winter clothing and electric heating equipment in January and February and dampened sales of spring clothing in March and April.
Spring clothing sales were particularly sluggish in areas of northern Japan where cold weather had a relatively sharp effect on the consumption of spring goods, the official said.
Business confidence among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends fell in April for the first time in three months as cooler-than-usual weather discouraged consumers to buy spring clothing, a government poll released Thursday showed.
Business sentiment down on poor spring clothing sales
Some regions reported sluggish sales of spring clothing due to the bad weather and the magnitude 6.
The association attributed the fall to low temperatures in mid-March, which splashed cold water on sales of spring clothing.
58 billion yen on a same-store basis for the second straight monthly rise due partly to unusually warm temperatures that spurred spring clothing sales, an industry body said.
Business confidence among workers with jobs sensitive to economic trends showed the first improvement in five months in February as mild winter encouraged consumers to buy spring clothing ahead of the season, according to a government poll released Thursday.
Business sentiment up, mild winter lifts spring clothing sales: poll