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Title: Braid, to
Original Title: Galonner
Volume and Page: Supp. vol. 3 (1776-77), p. 177
Author: Unknown
Translator: Bob Trump
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Citation (MLA): "Braid, to." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Bob Trump. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2003. Web. [fill in today's date in the form 18 Apr. 2009 and remove square brackets]. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0000.129>. Trans. of "Galonner," Supplément à l'Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 3 (Amsterdam, 1776–77).
Citation (Chicago): "Braid, to." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Bob Trump. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0000.129 (accessed [fill in today's date in the form April 18, 2009 and remove square brackets]). Originally published as "Galonner," Supplément à l'Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, 3:177 (Amsterdam, 1776–77).

*To braid, to ornament or to border with braids. The braid is distributed in diverse manners on the suit, now in a simple border, now in a border and a braid, now again on all the seams or cuts of the coat.

In order to braid a coat, [of] ordinary cut, with a simple border [of a braid] more or less large, [and] placing 2 braids on the cuffs, it starts at nine aunes of braid; for the waistcoat, five aunes, [and] one doesn't put braid on the breeches.

In order to braid a coat B la Bourgogne , which is to say with a border and [another] braid, six and one half aunes of border and eleven aunes of large braid are required; for the waistcoat, three and one half aunes of border and four aunes of large braid [are needed]; and if one would have braid on all the seams or cuts of the coat, four and one half more aunes of large braid are required. One also puts three braids on the pleats, namely one down the length of the back of the last pleat of the [coat] front, one on the last pleat of the [coat] back; this is what is called "the keels"; the third is always a piece of the border which is put on the middle of the length of the half-pleat, to which one gives the shape of a flap scalloped along the length.

We won't be speaking here at all of the aunage of the braids for livery; there isn't any regulation in this regard, [as] one finds some liveries totally covered with braid, and others which have nothing but a simple border, &c. ( The Art of the Tailor , by M. de Garsault.)