This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Bengaline (Ben' Gal-Ene'). A dress fabric woven exactly like a Faille silk, except that a fine "worsted" thread is substituted for the weft. This weft (which forms its cords) is entirely covered and concealed by the fine, silk warp threads, so that the wool is not exposed from either surface. This same fabric, with a larger, thicker, and more decided cord, is termed Tyrolienne.