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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
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"In malls, we are not talking about high-ticket [furniture] items -- more accoutrements," he added.
Some OEMs (e.g., the Dodge division of DaimlerChrysler) do better than others when it comes to providing aftermarket products to their dealers (e.g., think of all of those tricked-out Dodge Ram pickups: many of those accoutrements may have come from a dealer).
Why the elaborate accoutrements? Because anywhere that Margaret Bourke-White went had to be the greatest place in the world.
Still others have compared him to Ed Gein (on whom The Silence of the Lambs is based), the serial killer who turned the corpses of his victims into household accoutrements, skulls into soup bowls, skins into lampshades.
And, finally, as if these markers were not enough to establish class identity, t he middle class was further demarcated by its apparently unique reverence for domestic relations, this class having a seeming lock on the respectable familialism that sustained a gendered sensibility around separate spheres and an attachment to provisioning one's children with the accoutrements of the good life's continuity.
Sekou uses the chapter to discuss how the hip-hop generation has found sanctuary, an almost religious salvation via hip-hop accoutrements. The club and its scene, the gear and language all form important beliefs that support the behavior of devoted followers of hip hop.
Such notions, suggests Daniels, help explain some of Wonder Woman s crime-fighting accoutrements, especially her "magic lasso" that--shades of a lie detector!--forces men to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
But the city has skyscrapers and a real downtown--all the accoutrements of a world-class metropolis.
Although the Israeli Supreme Court last spring decided that women had the same right as men to pray aloud, read from the Torah, and wear religious accoutrements like prayer shawls and phylacteries, ultra-Orthodox protests prompted preliminary approval of a bill that would punish a woman with seven years in prison if she attempted to pray in the new fashion at the Western Wall.
While not as aesthetically lovely as other building accoutrements, this original feature was certainly built with safety and security for building residents as a primary factor.
In a memo approving the request, park officials noted that the "agency culture and individual backgrounds" of the scientists "do not lend themselves towards days of hiking and camping without the normal accoutrements." The head scientist explained that he wanted a shower at the end of the day.
I should've been more steadfast in committing to paper the existence of the trace left by treading the dead brush of a meadow parched at the end of summer and the accoutrements of the journey the load of books hauled from one house to another so today I'd know how or what to call even the empty spaces .