from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse woolen cloth, mentioned as late as 1739.


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  • The first scene of gayety upon which the chilled baby opened his sad eyes was when his mother was taken from her great bed and "laid on a pallat," and the heavy curtains and valances of harrateen or serge were hung within and freshened with "curteyns and vallants of cheney or calico."

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England


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