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- n. material for strouds; a kind of coarse cloth formerly traded with the Native Americans
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Material for strouds; a kind of coarse cloth used in trade with the North American Indians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Coarse warm cloth; a kind of blanketing used in trading with North American Indians.
The distinctions in manners and dress between the higher and lower classes were more marked than at present; for while John Grammar wore blue strouding, we are told that Governor Edwards dressed in fine broadcloth, white-topped boots, and a gold-laced cloak, and rode about the country in a fine carriage, driven by a negro.
Till then he had always worn buckskin clothes, but thinking them unbecoming a lawmaker, he and his sons gathered hazel nuts and bartered them at the crossroads store for a few yards of blue strouding, out of which the women of the settlement made him a coat and pantaloons.
They were not ill-favored, these comforters of the French-Creole workmen, and were dressed in bright calicos and red strouding, plentifully adorned with bright beads.
We make up prizes for them — a pony, a blanket, strouding, etc — and we ask them to race for them.
When first elected he had never worn anything except leather; but regarding his tattered buckskin as unfit for the garb of a lawgiver, he and his sons gathered hazelnuts enough to barter at the nearest store for a few yards of blue strouding such as the Indians used for breech - clouts.
I made four yards of British strouding at $5.50 per yard and two yards of calico at 62 cents to count three, and a knife, flint, tobacco, looking-glass, and other small articles made up the compliment.