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  • n. Plural form of tweed.
  • n. Clothing made of this material.
  • n. Trousers.


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  • I saw a British looking woman at the BC, pale, stout and clad in tweeds, but definitely Colombian in the opening of her mouth.

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  • He followed Snyte obediently into the drafting room, a tall, broad-shouldered figure in English tweeds, with sandy hair and a square face drawn in countless creases around the ironical calm of the eyes.

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  • England – which is why her climate is so often abused by people with tidy minds – wears her seasons haphazard, dining in tweeds if she feels inclined and putting on a ball-dress for breakfast when the mood takes her.

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  • This collection had a strong Parisian influence, filled with tweeds, boucles and berets.

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  • Brands including Burberry London, Hickey Freeman, and Dolce & Gabbana are moving away from the year-round suit and instead are pushing heavy-fabric suits and sport coats for fall, in thick English and Scottish tweeds and wools.

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  • I liked the costumes, which were pitch-perfect 1938 sensible tweeds and uniforms.

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  • Gertrude Stein, age 60, whose tweeds and short haircut evoked a frank masculinity.

    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

  • He was famous for a wardrobe that reflected every foppish trend of the day, and boasted that he knew which tweeds to choose to enable

    Bret Harte (1836-1902)

  • He teams hefty tweeds with tattersall, checks and plaids and brown suede shoes, sometimes with a bright sweater-vest.

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  • We pine for Land Girl tweeds and a stalwart man to lean into the darkening wind with.

    Elizabeth Nicholas: The Iceman Cometh


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