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a twill fabric constructed of a silk or rayon warp and worsted filling, often dyed black for mourning wear.
Contemporary Examples

The Cult of Royal Porn Tim Teeman April 25, 2014

Historical Examples

Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
St. Ronan’s Well Sir Walter Scott
Bentley’s Miscellany, Volume II Various
Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg Howard R. Garis
Oldfield Nancy Huston Banks
The American Frugal Housewife Lydia M. Child
Rambles in an Old City S. S. Madders
Hesper, the Home-Spirit Elizabeth Doten
Mr. Punch on the Continong Various

a twilled fabric, esp one with a silk warp and worsted weft, formerly worn dyed black for mourning


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