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a glossy woolen fabric checkered or brocaded in the warp so that the pattern shows on one side only, much used in the 18th century.
a garment made from this fabric.
Historical Examples

Women’s Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States Claudia B. Kidwell
Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
Everybody’s Business is Nobody’s Business Daniel Defoe

a glossy woollen fabric woven with a checked design that shows on one side only


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