yard goods
noun plural Date: 1895 fabrics sold by the yard ; piece goods

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • yard goods — yard′ goods n. pl. tex piece goods • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • yard goods — noun merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard • Syn: ↑piece goods • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑merchandise, ↑ware, ↑product * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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  • yard goods. — See piece goods. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • yard goods. — See piece goods. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

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