- a fine, three-ply woolen yarn.
- a soft-finish, compact fabric, originally of high-grade merino wool from Saxony, for topcoats and overcoats.
- a pile carpet woven in the manner of a Wilton but with yarns of lesser quality.
Origin of saxony
First recorded in 1825–35
- a state in E central Germany. 6561 sq. mi. (16,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
- a former state of the Weimar Republic in E central Germany. 5788 sq. mi. (14,990 sq. km). Capital: Dresden.
- a medieval division of N Germany with varying boundaries: extended at its height from the Rhine to E of the Elbe.
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Examples from the Web for saxony
For instance, he points out, Charlemagne treated Saxony like his own personal punching bag.How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation
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When Crown Prince Friedrich Augustus of Saxony married Maria Josepha of Austria in 1719, the party raged for a full 28 days.The Most Expensive Royal Weddings
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The men composing these additions were from Bavaria, Saxony, and Baden.
Duke of Saxony is his title, and he is quite rich in his own right.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess
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The Duke of Saxony wore grey hats which cost him four groschen.German Culture Past and Present
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At a chapel in Saxony there was an image of a Virgin and Child.
The German lady was kept as a curiosity in the cabinet of the Elector of Saxony.
- a fine 3-ply yarn used for knitting and weaving
- a fine woollen fabric used for coats, etc
C19: named after Saxony, where it was produced
- a state in E Germany, formerly part of East Germany. Pop: 4 321 000 (2003 est)
- a former duchy and electorate in SE and central Germany, whose territory changed greatly over the centuries
- (in the early Middle Ages) any territory inhabited or ruled by Saxons
German name: SachsenFrench name: Saxe
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