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 for Tissue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tissue \Tis"sue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tissued; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To form tissue of; to interweave.
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           Covered with cloth of gold tissued upon blue. --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tissue \Tis"sue\, n. [F. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser,
     tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere. See Text.]
     1. A woven fabric.
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     2. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.;
        specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver
        threads, or embossed with figures.
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              A robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire. --Dryden.
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              In their glittering tissues bear emblazed
              Holy memorials.                       --Milton.
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     3. (Biol.) One of the elementary materials or fibres, having
        a uniform structure and a specialized function, of which
        ordinary animals and plants are composed; a texture; as,
        epithelial tissue; connective tissue.
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     Note: The term tissue is also often applied in a wider sense
           to all the materials or elementary tissues, differing
           in structure and function, which go to make up an
           organ; as, vascular tissue, tegumentary tissue, etc.
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     4. Fig.: Web; texture; complicated fabrication; connected
        series; as, a tissue of forgeries, or of falsehood.
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              Unwilling to leave the dry bones of Agnosticism
              wholly unclothed with any living tissue of religious
              emotion.                              --A. J.
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     Tissue paper, very thin, gauzelike paper, used for
        protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate
        articles, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells
           having a similar structure and function
      2: a soft thin (usually translucent) paper [syn: tissue,
         tissue paper]
      v 1: create a piece of cloth by interlacing strands of fabric,
           such as wool or cotton; "tissue textiles" [syn: weave,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  157 Moby Thesaurus words for "tissue":
     accumulation, all that lives, anatomy, arabesque, architectonics,
     architecture, arrangement, basketry, basketwork, biosphere, biota,
     braiding, brawn, build, building, cancellation, chain, cloth,
     combination, composition, concatenation, conformation,
     conglomeration, constitution, construction, creation,
     cross-hatching, crossing-out, drapery, ecosphere, enlacement,
     entwinement, entwining, etoffe, fabric, fabrication, fashion,
     fashioning, felt, fiber, filigree, flesh, flora and fauna, forging,
     form, format, formation, frame, fret, fretwork, getup, goods,
     grate, grating, grid, gridiron, grille, grillwork, hachure,
     hatching, interknitting, interlacement, interlacery, interlacing,
     intertexture, interthreading, intertieing, intertwinement,
     intertwining, intertwisting, interweavement, interweaving,
     knitting, lace, lacery, lacework, lacing, lattice, latticework,
     living matter, living nature, make, makeup, making, manufacture,
     mass, material, mesh, meshes, meshwork, mold, molding, napery, net,
     netting, network, noosphere, organic matter, organic nature,
     organic structure, organism, organization, organized matter, pack,
     pattern, patterning, physique, pile, plaiting, plan, plasm,
     plexure, plexus, production, raddle, rag, reticle, reticulation,
     reticule, reticulum, riddle, screen, screening, series, setup,
     shape, shaping, sieve, silk, structure, structuring, stuff,
     tectonics, textile, textile fabric, texture, tissu, tracery,
     trellis, trelliswork, twining, twisting, warp and woof, warpage,
     wattle, weave, weaving, web, webbing, webwork, weft, weftage,
     wicker, wickerwork, woof, wool, wreathing

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