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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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In many patients, maintenance is achieved with a grosgrain stocking worn once a week with knee-length elastic stockings being worn on the other days.
Table 3 shows the results of the Conover multiple comparisons test for volume changes using the Venosan 20/30 and 30/40 mmHg elastic stockings and the low-stretch grosgrain stocking.
The involvement of the family was essential for the patient to accept the stocking made of grosgrain fabric.
"The grosgrain detail, which is on every single shoe, is a nod to my childhood and my mother.
The 48-year-old actress explained that during her childhood, when they didn't have two nickels to rub together, her mother always made sure that she along with her sisters had two grosgrain ribbons in their hair.
A hand-made low-stretch compression stocking of a cotton-polyester fabric (grosgrain) was added to the treatment regimen.
Handmade in supple calf leather, it's lined in glossy grosgrain with a generous full-length compartment, two pockets, magnetic snap closures, top handle and a detachable cross-body strap.
'Tis the season for a new pair of mandals; loving these Italian-made, crisp white leather + grosgrain Bikkembergs.
For a more refined look, Lanvin's elegant shoulder bag range has matched fresh pastel colours with chain straps entwined with grosgrain ribbon.
Taking inspiration from the late Elizabeth Taylor, jewels stand out with textural combinations of faceted glass crystals with natural grosgrain. A collection of bangles and necklaces combine metal hardware with woven suede and multi-strand chains and leathers.
Cotton-washed silk crepe top and trousers, Leather Opanca sandals, and metal grosgrain ribbon choker necklace, all LANVIN.