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1. With what facts should a girl become familiar in order to learn how to buy wisely and economically?
2. Name the four principal fibers of which cloths are made. Tell some of the qualities which make them useful for manufacturing purposes. Which fiber is the most costly to manufacture? Why?
3. Tell briefly the history of growth, preparation and manufacture of cotton.
4. Name the most familiar weaves; describe briefly the difference between plain and twill weaves.
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