[lin-zee-woo l-zee] /ˈlɪn ziˈwʊl zi/
noun, plural linsey-woolseys.
a coarse fabric woven from linen warp, or sometimes cotton, and coarse wool filling.
a garment made from this.
Archaic. any mixture that is incongruous or of poor quality; jumble:
That last speech was a linsey-woolsey of stale platitudes.
a thin rough fabric of linen warp and coarse wool or cotton filling
a strange nonsensical mixture or confusion
late 15c., originally a cloth woven from linen and wool; the words altered for the sake of a jingling sound. Linsey is attested from mid-15c., apparently meaning “coarse linen fabric.” Some sources suggest a connection or influence from the place name Lindsey in Suffolk.
[lin-stok] /ˈlɪnˌstɒk/ noun 1. a staff with one end forked to hold a match, formerly used in firing cannon. /ˈlɪnˌstɒk/ noun 1. a long staff holding a lighted match, formerly used to fire a cannon n. forked staff used for firing a cannon, 1570s, from Dutch lonstok, from lont “match” + stok “stick.”
[lint] /lɪnt/ noun 1. minute shreds or ravelings of yarn; bits of thread. 2. staple cotton fiber used to make yarn. 3. cotton waste produced by the ginning process. 4. a soft material for dressing wounds, procured by scraping or otherwise treating linen cloth. /lɪnt/ noun 1. an absorbent cotton or linen fabric with the […]
[lin-tl] /ˈlɪn tl/ noun 1. a horizontal architectural member supporting the weight above an opening, as a window or a door. /ˈlɪntəl/ noun 1. a horizontal beam, as over a door or window n. early 14c., from Old French lintel “threshold” (13c., Modern French linteau), of uncertain origin, probably a variant of lintier, from Vulgar […]
[lin-ter] /ˈlɪn tər/ noun 1. linters, short cotton fibers that stick to seeds after a first ginning. 2. a machine for removing from cloth. /ˈlɪntə/ noun 1. a machine for stripping the short fibres of ginned cotton seeds 2. (pl) the fibres so removed