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kerseymere

[kur-zee-meer]
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noun
  1. a heavily fulled woolen cloth constructed in twill weave and finished with a fine nap.
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Origin of kerseymere

First recorded in 1775–85; kersey + (cassi)mere
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Examples from the Web for kerseymere

Historical Examples

  • Their minds were haunted by a spirit in kerseymere in the evening they walked together in the fields.

    Life's Little Ironies

    Thomas Hardy

  • Williams, you stole a lot of kerseymere from a store, and ran off with it—a most pernicious crime!

    Diary in America, Series One

    Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

  • Kerseymere—A fine, twilled, woolen cloth of peculiar texture, one thread of warp and two of wool being always above.

    Textiles and Clothing

    Kate Heintz Watson

  • The man has got on a blue coat and kerseymere leggings; he has black whiskers, and a reddish face.


British Dictionary definitions for kerseymere

kerseymere

noun
  1. a fine soft woollen cloth of twill weave
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Word Origin

C18: from kersey + (cassi) mere
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