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1. Visual or tactile surface characteristics. 2. A surface decoration. 3. In carpet, a surface effect obtained by using different heights of pile or two or more forms of yarn, or by alternating the round and cut pile wires, by brocade engraving, simulated or actual carving or shaving with an electric razor, or other special treatment of the design, to give added interest beyond that provided by the woven design or tones.

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