from The Century Dictionary.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of twill.
  • adjective of fabric having diagonal parallel ribs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of textiles; having parallel raised lines


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  • She upset the tray of needles, forgot the silesia was to be 'twilled' till it was cut off, gave the wrong change, and covered herself with confusion by asking for lavender ribbon at the calico counter.

    Little Women

  • And yes, we will be trashed, twilled, saying god bless the bottom self — deso-loco shoulder sombrero of a latino submarineo.

    Being With Barry Louis Cushman

  • The original khaki fabric was a closely twilled cloth of linen * or cotton.

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  • Tweed got deleted but I stand by it based on the following T he original name was tweel, the Scots for ‘twill’, the cloth being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Rivers and Words:

  • For the first day of her hearing Caroline appeared in the tall hat plumes that were her trademark; when she removed this inside, she wound white veiling around her head and over the bodice of her "'richly twilled black sarsenet dress,'" giving the intended dignified costume a bizarre effect.

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

  • LOL-Kitteh as a Second Language LKSL-101 in Five Easy Steps « heavy twilled cotton cloth says:

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  • And he went into the bathroom and took off his Sunday twilled serge, and put on the black uniform of an Antwerp bell-boy mechanically, without thinking of himself as engaged in a Nick Carter exploit.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Each spoke in turn, telling his own tale, and then I found that those who first entered were the prisoner, accuser, policemen, and witness, and that the prisoner was indicated solely by having a loose piece of cord twilled around his wrists, but not tied.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • A very rough twilled cotton shirt, striped with blue and white, a round-crowned broad-brimmed felt hat, and a pair of heavily-nailed shoes completed this unique costume; and when they had been divested of their whiskers and got their hair closely cropped, the metamorphosis was so complete that Rashleigh no longer knew any of those who had arrived with him.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • But lawk! how grand she is, with her black silk, cloak and crape, and I only in twilled cotton, and rotten old Coburg for Sundays.

    Uncle Silas


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