- a heavy, coarse cotton in a plain weave, for grain sacks and sportswear and also finished into cretonne.
Origin of osnaburg
1535–45; irregular after Osnabrück, known for its linen
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Examples from the Web for osnaburg
He was created Prince Bishop of Osnaburg before he could speak.The Impeachment of The House of Brunswick
We have no direct right to examine into the receipts from his Majesty's German dominions, and the bishopric of Osnaburg.
The top and sides were covered with osnaburg sheeting, which is cloth made of flax or tow.Martha of California
Over the wagon were large arches covered with Osnaburg sheetings to turn water and protect the contents.The Last American Frontier
Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
Wintertime, I wore a balmoral petticoat, osnaburg drawers, and er-r-r.
- a coarse plain-woven cotton used for sacks, furnishings, etc
C16: corruption of Osnabrück, where it was originally made
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