Definition of Linsey-woolsey

1. Noun. A rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



Definition of Linsey-woolsey

1. Noun. a fabric made of both linen and wool. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linsey-woolsey

linotyper
linotypers
linotypes
linotyping
linotypist
linotypists
linoxin
linoxins
lins
linsang
linsangs
linseed
linseed oil
linseeds
linsey
linsey-woolsey (current term)
linseys
linsidomine
linstock
linstocks
lint-free
linted
lintel
lintels
linter
linters
lintfree
lintie
lintier

Literary usage of Linsey-woolsey

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1. Centennial History of Missouri: (the Center State) One Hundred Years in the by Walter Barlow Stevens (1921)
"... and Food at the Dawn of Statehood—The Popular Linsey Woolsey—Happy Days for Cabin Brides—When Love Laughed at Language Differences—Rapid Courtships— The ..."

2. How to Make Rugs by Candace Wheeler (1902)
"LINSEY WOOLSEY. IT has often been given as a reason for the discontinuance of home weaving, that no product of the hand loom can be as exact or as cheap as ..."

3. A Selection from the Letters of the Late Sarah Grubb (formerly Sarah Lynes) by Sarah Grubb (1848)
"... a mixture as surely disapproved in the sight of the Great Head of the Church, as ever the forbidden linsey-woolsey garment was of old; and which must ..."

4. Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer by John Aikin (1843)
"Is it thus you praise A linsey-woolsey song, framed with such ease, Such vacancy of thought, that every line Might tempt e'en Vaughan to whisper, ..."

5. The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853: A Detailed Catalogue of Its by John Sproule (1854)
"Frieze, tweed,flannel,drugget, linsey woolsey, calico, check, towelling; men's,women's, and children's apparel, made up ; specimens of embroidery, Berlin, ..."

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