Flannellette (Flan-El-Et'). A soft loose-woven cotton fabric, white, self-colored, or woven in stripes or checks, with a short nap raised on both sides, which gives them the appearance of flannel. Known also under the names of outing cloth, gypsy flannel, domet, etc. These fabrics are finished by the simple process of teasling on a machine specially made for the purpose. The cloth is sometimes run through the machine twice. Some machines are made to raise the nap on both sides at one passage of the cloth, according to the strength of the cloth and quality of nap required. As the nap is obtained by a partial cutting of the fibers on the surface of the cloth, the latter is somewhat weakened in strength, and therefore flan-nellettes do not wear, as a rule, as well as plain calicoes. However, the "feel" is softer and warmer to the skin. The nap is not very permanent, although there is great variation between different makes of flannellette; in this respect much of the durability of the nap depending upon the quality of the cloth used: the stronger and more closely woven the cloth the better they wear. Sometimes flannellettes are dyed and printed after the nap is raised; in such cases, as both these processes are destructive to the nap, only good cloths well napped can be used. [See Domet]