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Tamise (Tam'-Is). A trade name given to various thin woolen fabrics; specifically a fine, plain-woven woolen dress fabric, the warp and weft of which are of the same size and woven in equal proportions. It is of a closer and firmer weave than nun's veiling, and much finer and more delicate than bunting. Taffeta tamise is a term applied to a tamise cloth woven with a fine, cross-ribbed surface. [See Estamine]