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[dou-luh s]
  1. a coarse linen or cotton cloth.
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Origin of dowlas

1485–95; after Daoulas in Brittany; replacing late Middle English douglas, popular substitution for dowlas
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Historical Examples

  • "Two bad half-crowns,—dowlas, filthy dowlas," was the answer.

    Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)

    Charles James Lever

  • You can swear that you did n't know her to be of finer weave than dowlas.

    To Have and To Hold

    Mary Johnston

  • You can swear that you didnt know her to be of finer weave than dowlas.

  • "I was afraid she might have been more for moping than for singing, Dowlas," said the Duke.

    Peveril of the Peak

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Curtis, Dowlas, the boatswain, and the sailors did what they could to strengthen the raft with additional ropes.