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  • n. alternate spelling of herringbone


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  • He did so again and again this week at a Healey-fest organised at the People's Palace in the East End by telly-don and herring-bone suit fanatic, Peter Hennessy, himself now a people's peer.


  • He was gone, only green herring-bone disk pattern where there once was so much information.

    One For The Table: Losing a Partner

  • Same as herring-bone cloud formations, living off a wind shear ; the fastest-growing disturbance produces the size of the herringbone spacing, since it takes over first.


  • The hardened wrinkle, and the herring-bone of white that runs among the brown fern fronds, the crisp defiant dazzle on the walks, and the crust that glitters on the patient branch, and the crest curling under the heel of a gate, and the ridge piled up against the tool-house door — these, and the shivering wind that spreads them, tell of

    Mary Anerley

  • I took an advanced lucet course, and now I can make flat cord and herring-bone two-colour cord.

    brynpobydd Diary Entry

  • Corrine Payne approached them, her elbow in the hand of a plump balding man who wore a pyjama top tucked into his grey and belt less herring-bone trousers.

    In the Presence of the Enemy

  • With the herring-bone pattern the direction and counter-direction of the individual pieces almost neutralize each other.

    3. Types of Parquetry, Use of Materials and Hints on Design

  • Ditto, with the addition of herring-bone stitch on two upper petals.

    Jacobean Embroidery Its Forms and Fillings Including Late Tudor

  • (Stalk) herring-bone stem stitch with loops between.

    Jacobean Embroidery Its Forms and Fillings Including Late Tudor

  • The design was a branching one, the flowers and leaves -- most of which appear in the following plates -- are hanging from stems about a quarter of an inch thick done in herring-bone stitch, with the exception of the violas (plate 5) which have a thicker stem of their own in herring-bone, stem stitch and loops.

    Jacobean Embroidery Its Forms and Fillings Including Late Tudor


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