kerseymere
noun Etymology: alteration of cassimere Date: 1793 a fine woolen fabric with a close nap made in fancy twill weaves

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  • Kerseymere — is a fine woolen cloth with a fancy twill weave. In printing fine work during the mid 19th century, the blankets that lay between the Tympans were either fine kerseymere or superfine woolen cloth (see A Dictionary of The Art of Printing by… …   Wikipedia

  • Kerseymere — Ker sey*mere, n. [For cassimere, confounded with kersey.] See {Cassimere}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kerseymere — [kʉr′zēmir΄] n. [altered (infl. by KERSEY) < CASSIMERE] a fine woolen cloth in a twill weave …   English World dictionary

  • kerseymere — Cassimere Cas si*mere, n. [Cf. F. casimir, prob. of the same origin as E. cashmere. Cf. {Kerseymere}.] A thin, twilled, woolen cloth, used for men s garments. [Written also {kerseymere}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kerseymere — /kerr zee mear /, n. a heavily fulled woolen cloth constructed in twill weave and finished with a fine nap. [1775 85; KERSEY + (CASSI)MERE] * * * …   Universalium

  • kerseymere — twilled fine wool Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • kerseymere — n. fine soft twilled woolen cloth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kerseymere — [ kə:zɪmɪə] noun a fine twilled woollen cloth. Origin C18: alt. of cassimere, var. of cashmere, changed by assoc. with kersey …   English new terms dictionary

  • kerseymere — ker·sey·mere …   English syllables

  • kerseymere — ker•sey•mere [[t]ˈkɜr ziˌmɪər[/t]] n. tex a heavily fulled, twill weave woolen cloth finished with a fine nap • Etymology: 1775–85; kersey+ (cassi) mere …   From formal English to slang

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