Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu May 2 21:39:36 UTC 2002

On Thu, 2 May 2002, Ed Keer wrote:

#On colorway, my wife has this to say:
#>That's interesting, but the term is used all the time >in the design
#>industry >today.  It's not obscure at all.  Every person I work >with
#and know in >the >home textiles,(woven and prints,) as well as in the
#>ready to wear >industry >uses the term colorway to refer to any given
#number of >colors and / or >fabrics swatches grouped together to
#complete or tell >a , get this >one...color story!

Obviously it's a well established term of art. But it's not in the AHD
or OED 2, and it's out there in the showroom for non-specialists to read
and hopefully understand, so there is, or may be, a lexicographic gap,
nicht wahr?

(Sorry about the '>'s. Ed's mailer evidently wrapped his wife's lines
into iambs ;-)\ -- long line, short line, long line, short line -- and
quoted them with a greater-than at the start of each one.)

-- Mark M.

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