from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having a thickness made up of four layers or strands.

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  • adj. having a thickness made up of four layers or strands


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  • Even if a four-ply Scottish sweater feels slightly coarser on the shelf than its French or Italian counterpart, the argument goes, it lasts for decades, arriving at cozy perfection around the time those fancy continental sweaters might start to pill.

    Cashmere Confidential

  • Before long each of us is wearing a four-ply bag vest made of two white ones on the inside and two black ones on the outside.

    Boot Camp

  • The bags require 10 percent less material, use 15 percent less energy to produce and have 10 percent less carbon emissions compared to a standard four-ply bag structure.

    21 posts from April 2008

  • One day shopping for "four-ply tires" I asked for foreplay ones.

    se tromper - French Word-A-Day

  • AFP/Getty Images Mrs. Obama wore this sleeveless, four-ply silk sheath at her husband's Democratic nomination victory speech in St Paul, Minn., on June 3.

    Michelle Obama: The Pinto Look

  • When he finished, he put the glass in the sink, wiped the counter with a four-ply towel, and placed the calendar-book in front of him.

    Free Time

  • This 1200 thread count bedding features 300 three- and four-ply yarns per square inch.

    Above And Beyond: Helps You Sleep Well At Night - The Consumerist

  • RUSH LIMBAUGH, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Now wait, did you try the four-ply or were you using the cheaper two-ply?

    CNN Transcript Apr 25, 2007

  • I overheard the phrases “four-ply cashmere,” “so hot,” “new credit card.”


  • This was the UNIT, a thing for which there are no words in any written or spoken language, a thing theretofore undreamed-of save as a purely theoretical concept in an unthinkably ancient, four-ply Arisian brain.

    Children of the Lens


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