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1. A coarse, rugged, often nubby woolen fabric made in any of various twill weaves and used chiefly for casual suits and coats.
2. tweeds Clothing made of this fabric.

[Alteration (influenced by the river Tweed) of Scots tweel, twill, from Middle English twile; see twill.]


A river, about 160 km (100 mi) long, of southeast Scotland forming part of the Scottish-English border. It flows eastward to the North Sea and has rich salmon fisheries.


pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) clothes made of tweed, esp a suit
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Austral an informal name for trousers1
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This figure was clad in tweeds of a piebald check, with a pink tie, a sharp collar and protuberant yellow boots.
The moody man-servant, with his monstrous black gloves, was almost a nightmare; Royce, the secretary, was solid enough, a big bull of a man, in tweeds, with a short beard; but the straw-coloured beard was startlingly salted with grey like the tweeds, and the broad forehead was barred with premature wrinkles.
He left off his clerical attire during the holidays and had been seen in Switzerland in gay tweeds.
The Tweed had been a wooden vessel, and he brought the tradition of quick passages with him into the iron clipper.
He was dressed in a suit of English tweed, with an ulster on his arm, and a valise in his hand.
He judged there was no time to be lost, and that the Tweed was not so far distant from the Thames that an army could not march from one river to the other, particularly when it was well commanded.
Happily for me, my acquaintance among the Rosalinds of the bicycle, at this period of my life, was but slight, and thus no familiarity with the tweed knickerbocker feminine took off the edge of my delight on first beholding Nicolete clothed in like manhood with ourselves, and yet, delicious paradox
Westmacott clad in a heather tweed pea-jacket, a skirt which just{?
Trent was carelessly dressed in a tweed suit and red tie, his critic wore a silk hat and frock coat, patent-leather boots, and a dark tie of invisible pattern.
Afterwards he took a taxi and called at his rooms, walked restlessly up and down while Jarvis threw a few clothes into a bag, changed his own apparel for a rough tweed suit, and drove to Paddington.
Early in the last century one of the picturesque race of robbers and murderers, practicing the vices of humanity on the borderlands watered by the river Tweed, built a tower of stone on the coast of Northumberland.
The Duke, in a very old tweed coat, but immaculate as to linen and the details of his toilet, stood a little apart, with a frown upon his forehead, and exactly that absorbed air which in the House of Lords usually indicated his intention to make a speech.