Kersey Ker"sey, n.; pl. {Kerseys}. [Prob. from the town of Kersey in Suffolk, Eng.] A kind of coarse, woolen cloth, usually ribbed, woven from wool of long staple. [1913 Webster]

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  • Kersey — may refer to: *Kersey (cloth), a coarse clothPlaces;United Kingdom *Kersey, Suffolk, a village in England;United States *Kersey, Colorado *Kersey, Indiana *Kersey, Pennsylvania, a location in Fox Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania… …   Wikipedia

  • Kersey — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Kersey (Colorado) Kersey (Indiana) Kersey (Pennsylvania) im Vereinigten Königreich: Kersey (Suffolk) Personen: Jerome Kersey (* 1962), US amerikanischer Basketballspieler der NBA John Kersey… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kersey — Kersey, CO U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 1389 Housing Units (2000): 489 Land area (2000): 0.974172 sq. miles (2.523093 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.974172 sq. miles (2.523093 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • kersey — [kʉr′zē] n. pl. kerseys [ME, after Kersey, village in Suffolk, England] a coarse, lightweight woolen cloth, usually ribbed and with a cotton warp …   English World dictionary

  • Kersey — Kersey, Zeug mit ferschenartigem Köper, wird stark gewalkt, aber leicht geschoren. Das Gewebe ist auf beiden Seiten recht; England liefert das beste …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kersey — (Kirsey, beides spr. körsĭ), nach einem englischen Fabrikdorf der Grafschaft Suffolk benannter, kräftig gewalkter Wollenstoff (140 cm breit, 1 m ca. 790 g), mit 22 Ketten und 18 Schußfäden auf 1 cm, aus Streichgarnen 7500 m auf 1 kg, oft nur… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kersey — (Kirsey, engl., spr. körrsĕ), grober glatter, tuchartiger Stoff, gewalkt und gerauht, nicht geschert …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • kersey — noun (plural kerseys) Etymology: Middle English, from Kersey, England Date: 14th century 1. a. a coarse ribbed woolen cloth for hose and work clothes b. a heavy wool or wool and cotton fabric used especially for uniforms and coats 2. a garment of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • kersey — /kerr zee/, n., pl. kerseys. 1. a heavy overcoating of wool or wool and cotton, similar to beaver and melton. 2. a coarse twilled woolen cloth with a cotton warp, used esp. for work clothes. 3. a garment made of kersey. [1400 50; late ME; perh.… …   Universalium

  • Kersey — Recorded in several forms including Carsey, Carssey, Cersy, Cersey, Cursey, Karsey, Kersy, Kersey, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is locational from the village of Kersey in Suffolk. First recorded in the famous Domesday Book …   Surnames reference

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