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elastic in Material & textiles topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishelastice‧las‧tic1 /ɪˈlæstɪk/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  TIMa type of rubber material that can stretch and then return to its usual length or size a piece of elastic
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elasticIt is useful to use that very fine elastic on the zig-zag, the two circular rows and the following one.The local magistrate might not believe in the frayed elastic, either, if the McReady family were pillars of the kirk.The gloves have elastic at the wrist for a snug fit.There's no elastic been invented that doesn't go all slack the minute a camera comes out.The stretching of the elastic explains the elasticity of lung tissue and that energy is required to stretch the tissue.A conical party hat was now perched on top of the grey stubble, with the elastic stretched under my chin.I mean, who in their right mind would want to jump from a great height with elastic tied round their ankles?