kerseymere


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ker·sey·mere

 (kûr′zē-mîr′)
n.
A fine woolen cloth with a fancy twill weave.

kerseymere

(ˈkɜːzɪˌmɪə)
n
(Textiles) a fine soft woollen cloth of twill weave
[C18: from kersey + (cassi)mere]

ker•sey•mere

(ˈkɜr ziˌmɪər)

n.
a heavily fulled, twill-weave woolen cloth finished with a fine nap.
[1775–85; kersey + (cassi) mere]
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He was dressed with all the English peculiarity, namely, in a blue coat, with gilt buttons and high collar, in the fashion of 1811, a white kerseymere waistcoat, and nankeen pantaloons, three inches too short, but which were prevented by straps from slipping up to the knee.
His dress was a tight-fitting swallow-tailed black coat (from one of whose pockets dangled a vast length of white handkerchief), black kerseymere knee-breeches, black stockings, and stumpy-looking pumps, with huge bunches of black satin ribbon for bows.