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wincey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wincey a plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wincey Linsey-woolsey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wincey A strong and durable cloth, plain or twilled, composed of a cotton warp and a woolen weft. Heavy winceys have been much worn as skirtings, and a lighter kind is used for men's shirts. They are sometimes made entirely of wool.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wincey win′si a cloth, plain or twilled, usually with a cotton warp and woollen filling—same as linsey-woolsey (q.v.).
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Usage

In literature:

A merchant in Hopeton last winter donated three hundred yards of wincey to the asylum.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Wincey, the Mayor of Gawler.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
A brown wincey dress surmounted all.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
Tweeds, blankets, shawls, tartans, lace curtains, cottons and winceys are also produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
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