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Paramatta Cloth. A twilled dress fabric made in imitation of bombazine, the weft of which is worsted and the warp cotton. It is usually employed for purposes of mourning. When first introduced the cloth was composed of silk warp and worsted weft. It was invented at Bradford, England, where it soon became a prominent manufacture, but the name it bears was derived from a town in New South Wales, on account, in all probability, of the wool of which it was composed being imported thence.