from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A plain or twilled woolen or cotton cloth used for suits.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A woolen cloth about 30 inches in width, used for men's wear; specifically, a twilled cloth of the above description, used principally for trousers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A thin, twilled, woolen cloth, used for men's garments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Obsolete spelling of
- noun A thin, lightweight twilled woolen
fabric, also spelled kerseymere.
- noun An inexpensive version of this fabric, made with a cotton
warpand a wool weft.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The most common twill is the cassimere twill in which both the warp and filling run over two and under two of the threads at right angles.
The Emperor's vest and breeches were always of white cassimere; he changed them every morning, and they were washed only three or four times.
She wore a wrapper of lavender cassimere to-day, elaborately trimmed with lace and knots of pink ribbon.
Satinet -- A cheap clothing material similar to cassimere, made with
All these preparations ended, I put on him light flannel or cashmere slippers, white silk stockings, the only kind he ever wore, and very fine linen or fustian drawers, sometimes knee-breeches of white cassimere, with soft riding-boots, sometimes pantaloons of the same stuff and color, with little English half-boots which came to the middle of the leg, and were finished with small silver spurs which were never more than six lines in length.
Colonel Maynadier, a pair of gauntlets, to keep her hands warm (it was winter), Mr. Bullock gave a handsome piece of red cassimere to cover the coffin.
Your trousers too, which you have made of fustian, of cassimere, of Scotch plaid, of jane, nankeen, and woollen broadcloth, are they not manifold?
Sometimes the style of finish called for is that approaching a threadbare cassimere, and in this case great care is necessary to prevent the blades from cutting the yarn.
He wore close-fitting pantaloons of white cassimere, and top-boots, and held his hat in his hand.
He had on a common beaver hat, a shirt, and neckcloth, which had once been white; a long blue coat with velvet collar, a cassimere vest, corduroy trousers, and a pair of strong military shoes; he also wore a long and not inelegant sword, which he said he got from his brother, the king of England.