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A cloth made from lustrous, crossbred worsted yarns, woven with a satin weave, raised with a fine nap on one side, cropped and then finally steamed to develop a an even velvety appearance. Usually dyed black. The word comes from the pelt, or zibaline, the soft silky fur of the Siberian sable.