Saxony yarn
Saxony yarn Saxony yarn A fine grade of woolen yarn twisted somewhat harder and smoother than zephyr yarn. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Saxony — Sax o*ny, n. [So named after the kingdom of Saxony, reputed to produce fine wool.] 1. A kind of glossy woolen cloth formerly much used. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. Saxony yarn, or flannel made of it or similar yarn. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxony (disambiguation) — See also: Saxon (disambiguation) or Saxonia (disambiguation) for other related terms. Saxony may refer to several Holy Roman Empire era, German Empire or later modern German states in different locations along the Elbe river: Free State of Saxony …   Wikipedia

  • Saxony — Saxony1 [sak′sə nē] n. [because first produced in SAXONY2 (region in SE Germany)] 1. a fine wool fabric with a soft finish 2. a closely twisted yarn used for knitting Saxony2 [sak′sə nē] [LL Saxonia] 1. region …   English World dictionary

  • saxony — /sak seuh nee/, n. 1. a fine, three ply woolen yarn. 2. a soft finish, compact fabric, originally of high grade merino wool from Saxony, for topcoats and overcoats. 3. a pile carpet woven in the manner of a Wilton but with yarns of lesser quality …   Universalium

  • saxony — /ˈsæksəni/ (say saksuhnee) noun 1. a fine woollen yarn for knitting, etc., originally made from the wool of sheep raised in Saxony, Germany. 2. cloth made from this yarn …   Australian English dictionary

  • saxony — noun (plural nies) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Saxony, Germany Date: 1842 1. a. a fine soft woolen fabric b. a fine closely twisted knitting yarn 2. a Wilton jacquard carpet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saxony — sax•o•ny [[t]ˈsæk sə ni[/t]] n. 1) tex a fine, three ply woolen yarn 2) tex a soft finish, compact fabric for coats • Etymology: 1825–35; from Saxony …   From formal English to slang

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