faille[fīl, fāl; Fr fȧ′y']
faille definition by Webster's New World
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a soft, ribbed, plainly woven fabric of silk or rayon, for dresses, coats, etc.
faille definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A slightly ribbed, woven fabric of silk, cotton, or rayon.
Origin: French, from Old North French, cloth head-covering worn by women in Flanders, possibly from Middle Dutch falie, scarf.