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Google translate offers two definitions in english for the noun "gimp"

1) twisted silk, worsted, or cotton with cord or wire running through it, used chiefly as upholstery trimming.

"To stabilize a buttonhole, cord it with buttonhole twist, gimp or elastic thread."

2) fishing line made of silk bound with wire.

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