A ribbon or riband is a thin band of material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily as decorative binding and tying. Cloth ribbons are made of natural materials such as silk, velvet, cotton, and jute and of synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon and polyproylene. Ribbon is used for innumerable useful, ornamental and symbolic purposes. Cultures around the world use ribbon in their hair, around the body, and as ornamentation on animals, buildings, and packaging. Some popular fabrics used to make ribbons are satin, organza, sheer, silk, velvet and grosgrain.
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... Ribbon or tape yarn is a kind of novelty yarn ... It is made of ribbon, but generally not the kind of ribbon used in sewing and millinery ... Rather, they are ribbons made especially for knitting or crocheting, with some in a tubular form, some woven flat, and some similar in appearance to bias tape ...
... Labs is a microphone company that some consider to be one of the foremost manufacturers of ribbon microphones ... has combined the traditional warmth of vintage ribbon microphones with modern output levels ... While older ribbon microphones had a great sound, the ribbons were weak and would break easily ...
... This medallion is worn on the left chest, on a 31.8mm wide ribbon coloured red with three vertical blue stripes for men, hung from a bar, and for women, on a ribbon bow ... bar, in silver and bearing a maple leaf, for wear on the ribbon from which the original medal is suspended ...
... Jerry (under his breath) George! Walker #1 Hey, where's your ribbon? Kramer Oh, I don't wear the ribbon ... Walker #2 You don't wear the ribbon? Aren't you against AIDS? Kramer Yeah, I'm against AIDS ... I'm walking, aren't I? I just don't wear the ribbon ...
... Pieces of ribbon are used as symbols of support or awareness for various social causes and are called "awareness ribbons" ... Ribbons are used in some ceremonies, such as in a ribbon cutting ceremony ... Ribbons also find use in gift wrapping, symbolic reference to the opening of a new event etc ...
Famous quotes containing the word ribbon:
“I have taken the ribbon from around my neck and hidden it somewhere on my person. If you find it, you can have it. You are free to look for it any way you will, and I will think very little of you if you do not find it.”
—Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)
“For this your mother sweated in the cold,
For this you bled upon the bitter tree:
A yard of tinsel ribbon bought and sold;
A paper wreath; a day at home for me.”
—Edna St. Vincent Millay (18921950)
“Ill tell you how the Sun rose
A Ribbon at a time”
—Emily Dickinson (18301886)