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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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Now, CPSC will have an excellent data collection tool to get accurate counts on burns related to children's clothing.
Because most people only wear 20% of their wardrobe, shoppers should focus on buying clothing they really like, which will increase the rotation of what they wear and extend the life of their clothing.
Duran oversees the Clothing Connection, an Association effort that supports students and families who cannot afford to buy clothing.