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Scooba is an automated robotic floor mop made by iRobot. It was released in limited numbers in December 2005 for the Christmas season, with full production starting in early 2006. The company introduced a lower-priced version, the Scooba 5800, in the second half of 2006. It introduced a new Scooba 450 at CES 2014 in January 2014.
|A linen handkerchief with drawn |
thread work around the edges.
Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but garments made of it are valued for exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.
Many products are made of linen: aprons, bags, towels (swimming, bath, beach, body and wash towels), napkins, bed linens, tablecloths, runners, chair covers, and men's & women's wear.
Details of the flax plant,
from which linen fibers are derived.
The word "linen" is of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant linum, and the earlier Greek (linon). This word history has given rise to a number of other terms in English, most notably line, from the use of a linen (flax) thread to determine a straight line.
Textiles in a linen weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp and other non-flax fibers, are also loosely referred to as "linen". Such fabrics generally have their own specific names also, for example fine cotton yarn in a linen-style weave is called Madapolam.