Zephyr cloth


Zephyr cloth
Zephyr eph"yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z['e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. ``Soft the zephyr blows.'' --Gray. [1913 Webster]

As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Zephyr cloth}, a thin kind of cassimere made in Belgium; also, a waterproof fabric of wool.

{Zephyr shawl}, a kind of thin, light, embroidered shawl made of worsted and cotton.

{Zephyr yarn}, or {Zephyr worsted}, a fine, soft kind of yarn or worsted, -- used for knitting and embroidery. [1913 Webster]


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  • Zephyr cloth — Zephyr cloth, a thin kind of cassimere made in Belgium; also, a waterproof fabric of wool …   Wikipedia

  • zephyr cloth — a lightweight worsted cloth. [1855 60] * * * zephyr cloth, a light kind of cassimere used for women s garments …   Useful english dictionary

  • zephyr cloth — a lightweight worsted cloth. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • zephyr cloth — n. lightweight worsted fabric …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zephyr cloth — /ˈzɛfə klɒθ/ (say zefuh kloth) noun a light type of material used for women s clothing …   Australian English dictionary

  • Zephyr — eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zephyr shawl — Zephyr eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zephyr worsted — Zephyr eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zephyr yarn — Zephyr eph yr, n. [L. zephyrus, Gr. ?, akin to ? darkness, the dark side, west: cf. F. z[ e]phyr.] The west wind; poetically, any soft, gentle breeze. Soft the zephyr blows. Gray. [1913 Webster] As gentle As zephyrs blowing below the violet.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zephyr — [zef′ər] n. [ME zeferus < L zephyrus < Gr zephyros, the west wind] 1. the west wind 2. [Z ] ZEPHYRUS 3. a soft, gentle breeze 4. a fine, soft, lightweight yarn, cloth, or garment SYN. WIND2 …   English World dictionary


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