from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lightweight wool or worsted twill fabric, used chiefly for coat linings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fabric of tightly woven wool, mainly used for the linings of articles of clothing.
- n. A band for tying the tail of a wig, made of such material.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin, loosely woven, twilled worsted stuff.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light woolen stuff used for the linings of coats and for women's dresses.
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SPEAKS GOOD ENGLISH, is remarkably tall and stout made, has a large mark on her right cheek where she has been burnt; she had on her a blue negro cloth jacket and coat, a blue shalloon gown, a red and white cotton handkerchief round her head, a blue and white ditto about her neck, and a pair of men's shoes, and a ditto men's clowded stockings.
E E E are each priming charges of seven grains of pistol powder, made up in shalloon bags to insure the ignition of the bursting charge, which is in a bag of serge and shalloon beneath.
The bed in a corner was hung in blue shalloon over ruffled white muslin, and there was blue at the windows.
We could see at every house a tenter, and on almost every tenter a piece of cloth or kersie or shalloon ....
I have little further to say of Mr Knapps, except that he wore a black shalloon loose coat; on the left sleeve of which he wiped his pen, and upon the right, but too often, his ever-snivelling nose.
It was comfortably hung with a sort of warm-coloured worsted, manufactured in Scotland, approaching in trexture to what is now called shalloon.
You must also send me a fine cloth jockey coat of same colour with the wastecoat & breeches, lin'd with a fine shalloon of same colour & trim'd plain, onely a button with same sort of that with the wastecoat, but propor - tionably bigger.