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  • n. linsey-woolsey

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Linsey-woolsey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A material made of cotton and wool, as distinguished from linsey, which is made of linen and wool.
  • n. Same as linsey-woolsey, 1.


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  • Sir told Mistress to give me an itchy woolsey sack dress to wear.

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  • Other textiles boast names utterly mysterious to us, opening up a lost world of camblet and fustian, susy and cherryderry, calimanco and linsey-woolsey.

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  • Linsey-woolsey is a plain woven fabric with linen or cotton warp and woolen weft used in early America for warmth.

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  • *Some old timers add linsey-woolsey or cotton britches winter as the last one, meaning the day you can stop wearing the long underwear.

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  • All she had was a lindsey-woolsey blanket to cover her to keep warm.


  • I have a snippet of one of the home-made lindsey-woolsey blankets she brought over--it is very thin.


  • I had put on my linsey-woolsey dress, as the roads might at times be dusty and the few articles I needed made only a small bundle.

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  • Linsey-woolsey was a blend of linen and wool often used for blankets and scarves.

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  • She hid the papers for General Washington under the bodice of her linsey-woolsey dress, and fastened her neckerchief over the bodice.

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