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“...of Abrahan muslins as fine as mountain springs, invisible under the surface of the clearest water; Shabnam muslins , which when spread on grass melted into the morning dew; cloth which was thin air, fifteen yards of it no heavier than two handfuls of rice, and yet denser than the thickest wool, with four hundred warp threads to the inch...”

from "The Circle of Reason" by Amitav Ghosh

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