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Origin of madras
Words nearby madras
Definition for madras (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for madras
Outnumbered five to one in Britain, Scots made up 60 percent of the merchants in Bengal, Calcutta and Madras.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, of course, no warm weather spot would be without his infamous Adidas slip-on sandals and a pair of madras shorts.Look What Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Wore On Their Hawaiian Vacation|Isabel Wilkinson|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Naan dunked in matzoh ball soup, served by a Yiddish-speaking waiter from Madras.
The larger boats of the natives struck me as very remarkable, and differed entirely from those I saw at Madras.
In the Madras case the first class fare is over five times as much as the third class fare.Third class in Indian railways|Mahatma Gandhi
Today we perceived the low ranges of the Rajmahal Hills, the first we had seen since we left Madras.
Through the mists I could see a way, even if I failed to find Madras and arrange another surprising situation.
I had promised Madras never to let her know that he was alive, but I would break the promise if Madras himself did not come.
British Dictionary definitions for madras (1 of 2)
- a strong fine cotton or silk fabric, usually with a woven stripe
- (as modifier)madras cotton