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stroud

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noun
  1. a coarse woolen cloth, blanket, or garment formerly used by the British in bartering with the North American Indians.
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Origin of stroud

First recorded in 1670–80; named after Stroud in Gloucestershire, England, where woolens are made
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Historical Examples

  • Stroud ducked and shot a hand out, seized the quirt and wrenched it from her hand.

    'Drag' Harlan

    Charles Alden Seltzer

  • The police of Stroud came over in the afternoon, and took up the investigation.

    The Queen's Cup

    G. A. Henty

  • And malignantly, his eyes blazing with a jealous, evil light, he shot Stroud—twice.

    'Drag' Harlan

    Charles Alden Seltzer

  • For the horseman who had ridden out of the covert was Stroud, the Rancho Seco straw-boss.

    'Drag' Harlan

    Charles Alden Seltzer

  • They came upon Stroud, lying near some bushes, and they saw his horse, grazing on the tall grass near by.

    'Drag' Harlan

    Charles Alden Seltzer


British Dictionary definitions for stroud

stroud

noun
  1. a coarse woollen fabric
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Word Origin

C17: perhaps named after Stroud, textile centre in Gloucestershire
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