A jerkin is a man's short close-fitting jacket , made usually of light-coloured leather , and often without sleeves , worn over the doublet in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The term is also applied to a similar sleeveless garment worn by the British Army in the 20th century. The stock phrase buff jerkin refers to an oiled oxhide jerkin, as worn by soldiers. The origin of the word is unknown. The Dutch word jurk , a dress, often taken as the source, is modern, and represents neither the sound nor the sense of the English word.
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Dyeing is the application of dyes or pigments on textile materials such as fibers , yarns , and fabrics with the objective of achieving color with desired fastness. Dye molecules are fixed to the fibre by absorption, diffusion, or bonding with temperature and time being key controlling factors. The bond between dye molecule and fibre may be strong or weak, depending on the dye used. Dyeing and printing are different applications; in printing color is applied to a localized area with desired patterns and in dyeing it is applied to the entire textile.
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