from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Twice milled or fulled, to render more compact or fine; -- said of cloth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Twice milled or fulled, as cloth, to make it finer.


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  • "Why really," said Joe, "it is always so wrapped up in a double-milled fog, that there is nothing to be seen from it."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, November 20, 1841

  • They were made of double-milled canvas, stretched on curved ash and fastened to the sections by aluminum stays riveted with copper and clenched.

    The Bill-Toppers

  • The double-milled Saxony of these worthies is generally _very_ blue or _very_ brown; the cut whereof sets a man of a contemplative turn of mind wondering at what precise date those tails were worn, and vainly speculating on the probabilities of their being fearfully indigestible, as that alone could to long have kept them from Time's remorseless maw.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, July 17, 1841

  • Buy a good pair of trousers of double-milled cloth at Staub's.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • He wore a white favour in his button-hole, and a bran new extra super double-milled blue saxony dress coat (that was its description in the bill), with a variety of tortuous embellishments about the pockets, invented by the artist to do honour to the day.

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Girt with thick double-milled kerseys; half-buried under shawls and broad-brims, and overalls and mud-boots, thy very fingers cased in doeskin and mittens, thou hast bestrode that

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • He began as soon as ever he got to Jawleyford Court -- at least, as soon as he had paid his respects all round and got himself partially thawed at the fire; for the cold had struck through his person, his fine clothes being a poor substitute for his thick double-milled red coat, blankety waistcoat, and Jersey shirt.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

  • Buy a good pair of trousers of double-milled cloth at Staub’s.

    Les Miserables


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