/ (ˈhɒdən) /
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a coarse homespun cloth produced in Scotland: hodden grey is made by mixing black and white wools
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Word Origin for hodden
C18: Scottish, of obscure origin
Words nearby hodden
hocus, hocus-pocus, hod, ho-dad, hod carrier, hodden, Hodeida, Hodge, Hodgenville, hodgepodge, Hodges
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How to use hodden in a sentence
Women had come in bright-hued calicoes and sun-bonnets, and bearded, gaunt men in hodden-gray.The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
She no longer wore a skirt of beautiful green, but a long robe of hodden grey covered her from head to foot.Stories from the Ballads|Mary MacGregor
During a turn round Bridge Street, a country cart heaves alongside, steered by a stalwart man in hodden gray.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It was the purple and fine gold which first caught her fancy, though on reflection she might decide for the hodden-grey.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
Miss Jessop feared the coming of the customs boat as much as Hodden feared the reporters.One Day's Courtship|Robert Barr