from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, coarse cotton fabric, used for grain sacks, upholstery, and draperies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plain, coarse textile fabric made from flax, tow or jute yarns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of coarse linen, originally made in Osnaburg, Germany.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse cloth made of flax and tow.
His costume was simplicity itself consisting of an old straw hat, and a piece of coarse "osnaburg" tied around the waist!
Their clothing was certainly simple enough, each and all wearing only a kind of pinafore or smock frock reaching from the neck to the ankle and made of very coarse osnaburg, but kept as clean and whole as the nature of their employment allowed.
In de winter us had good warm clothes, made out of coarse ausenburg (osnaburg) cloth.
Them ticks was made of coarse home-wove cloth, called 'osnaburg,' and they was filled with straw.
Two dresses of osnaburg were then given each person.
Our osnaburg mattress ticks were filled with straw.
For underwear, we wore balmoral petticoats and osnaburg drawers.
Wintertime, I wore a balmoral petticoat, osnaburg drawers, and er-r-r.
Winter clothes was good and warm; dresses made of yarn cloth made up jus 'lak dem summertime clothes, and petticoats and draw's made out of osnaburg.
It was Dinah, no longer clad in coarse osnaburg, but arrayed in a worsted gown, and a little grayer and a little bulkier than when I saw her eight years before.
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