orn's Grammatography, Trubner & Co., 1831: —
The letter Jy sooner engage with it and repeat the note with less effort of the finger and greater rapidity.
Fig. 3687, A illustrates the square piano-forte action with the Irish damper, so called from its inventor Southwell, an Irishman; and B, the operation of the check and crank-damper.
a is the key; b, the hopper; c, the string; d, Iri A stuff having a silken warp and woolen weft, in this respect resembling bombazine.
Dublin has attained preeminence in this particular branch of manufacture, the Irish poplins being widely and favorably known.
A silk and worsted stuff, watered, figured, brocaded, or tissued.
Originally an all-silk French goods.