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- n. linen
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Linsey-woolsey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cloth made of linen and wool; linsey-woolsey.
- n. In coal-mining: A peculiar kind of clayey rock; bind.
- n. A streaky sandstone.
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It has a 21 jean weave where the wool fibers show more on the outside and the cotton shows more on the inside where a plain weave is often described as linsey-woolsey.
“From her elegant silk lingerie into horrible itchy blue coarse stuff called linsey-woolsey.”
In the wintertime the dresses were made of checked woolen material called linsey cloth.
We wore clothes called linsey that was wool and cotton mixed.
It was of homespun, a mixture of wool and flax called linsey-woolsey, 15 and out of this the dresses of his wife and daughters were made.
It was of homespun, a mixture of wool and flax called linsey-woolsey, and out of this the dresses of his wife and daughters were made; the wool was shorn from the sheep, which were so scarce that they were never killed for their flesh, except by the wolves, which were very fond of mutton, but had no use for wool.
The women wore gowns of very coarse homespun and home-woven cloth, composed of linen and wool, and called linsey-woolsey, very coarse shoes, and sometimes with buckskin gloves of their own manufacture.
A fabric called linsey-woolsey was most frequently in use and made the most substantial and warmest clothing.
With all this she was also very kind to a married sister, who had a large family; but she wore no flowers, flounces, nor finery; her six gowns were of a stuff the Scotch call linsey-woolsey; and so in sixteen years 'services she had amassed what
Pioneers also weaved wool and flax together to create a practical, durable cloth known as linsey-woolsey.