Moleskin. [So called from its fancied resemblance to the skin of a mole] A heavy cotton fabric, double-twilled and extra strong, piece-dyed in shades of brown; used for men's clothing where rough wear is expected.

 

Pounds.

Avg. price. Cents.

1887............................

842,527

26%

1888............................

455,215

28 4-9

1889............................

1,841,312

28 3-10

1890.............____

1,110,520

28 2-5

1891............................

1,679,599

26

The cloth is always napped on the wrong side. Imitations are made with a slight nap on the inside and printed on the outside with small checks and stripes, and used for men's summer pantaloons. [See Fustian]