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Saint Laurent, Yves

( ēv săN lôräN' ), 1936–2008, French fashion designer, b. Oran, Algeria, as Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. Moving to Paris at 17, he

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Sapphires

precious stone. A transparent blue corundum , it is classified among the most valuable of gems. Sapphires are found chiefly in Thailand, India, Sri

sewing-machine

device that stitches cloth and other materials. An attempt at mechanical sewing was made in England (1790) with a machine having a forked, automatic

silk

fine, horny, translucent, yellowish fiber produced by the silkworm in making its cocoon and covered with sericin, a protein. Many varieties of

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Spinel

For centuries, spinels have been mistaken for RUBIES . For example, the so-called ‘Black Prince's Ruby’ in the British Imperial state crown is

spinning

the drawing out, twisting, and winding of fibers into a continuous thread or yarn. From antiquity until the Industrial Revolution, spinning was a