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paramatta

or parramatta

[par-uh-mat-uh] /ˌpær əˈmæt ə/
noun
1.
a light, twilled dress fabric, having a silk or cotton warp and a woolen weft.
Origin of paramatta
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35; named after Parramatta, town in New South Wales
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  • The next day the paramatta weighed anchor and proceeded down the river.

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  • The fine weather, which the paramatta had experienced so far, speedily left her.

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  • I ain't saying as I expect any such thing will happen, on board the paramatta.

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  • The paramatta had already made more than one circuit of the compass.

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  • I have now several of the chiefs living with me at paramatta.

  • The wind was favourable, and the paramatta ran down to the mouth of the Medway before the tide had ceased to ebb.

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  • They had known each other in the colony, but had not been intimate until thrown together on board the paramatta.

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  • The paramatta was still lying nearly over on her beam ends, but gradually her head began to pay off, and she slowly righted.

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  • Never was the paramatta stripped more rapidly of her sails, for every man was conscious of the urgency of the work.

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  • This was soon done and, under bare poles, the storm jib now the only sail upon her, the paramatta tore through the water.

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British Dictionary definitions for paramatta

paramatta

/ˌpærəˈmætə/
noun
1.
a lightweight twill-weave fabric of wool formerly with silk or cotton, used for dresses, etc, now used esp for rubber-proofed garments
Word Origin
C19: named after Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, where it was originally produced
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