Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strong and durable cloth, plain or twilled, composed of a cotton warp and a woolen weft. Heavy winceys have been much worn as skirtings, and a lighter kind is used for men's shirts. They are sometimes made entirely of wool.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Linsey-woolsey.
- n. a plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas
“Off came the lovely new costume of navy blue with a big white sailor collar, on went her horrid brown wincey which buttoned high around her little neck and always felt as if it were choking her.”
“When the violent ring of the bell that announced their coming echoed through the house, Mrs. Potts had only to roll down the sleeves of her best wincey and button them at her wrists.”
“Her gypsy blood began to stir in her: the charm of her old vagabond habits asserted itself under the wincey frock and clean apron.”
“The brown wincey and the coarse apron seemed to her the neophyte's robe, betokening”
“I have six bolls of meal and seven yards of wincey going up the glen in the Salachary cart.”
“She was barefooted, as Eppie always was except on Sundays, and wore a coarse, gray wincey dress and a big apron.”
“No one can look sensible with a nose that turns straight up, and I will have bright colors to wear -- I was brought up on wincey, color of mud, and all these London-smoke, battleship-gray colors make me sick.”
“It was decidedly on the short side and as "skimpy" as the notable wincey Anne had worn upon the occasion of her debut at Green Gables; but at least it would not be materially injured by down and feathers.”
“Matthew was not looking at her and would not have seen what she was really like if he had been, but an ordinary observer would have seen this: A child of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish-gray wincey.”
“She certainly was an odd-looking little creature in the short tight wincey dress she had worn from the asylum, below which her thin legs seemed ungracefully long.”
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Words - or different usages of words I already knew - that I am learning thanks to Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
See also ofravens' with thanks to Anne Shirley.
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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