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    Corded material first made in this country in New Bedford, hence the name. A similar material in cotton which originated in France is called pique\ First made with cords running from selvagd to selvage. In modern practice both pique and Bedford cord have cords running lengthwise. Worsted, silk, cotton or combinations. Wearing quality, excellent, unless weave is loose with weak filling yarns. Uses: infant's wraps, riding habits, coats.    See Piqué