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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse woolen stuff or frieze. It was in use in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Also peniston, peneston, pennistone, pennystone, and forest whites.


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  • "She has been fed, -- if not with cates and dainties, then with bread and meat; she has been clothed, -- if not in silk and lace, then in good blue linen and penistone.



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    November 16, 2009