kerseys


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ker·sey

 (kûr′zē)
n. pl. ker·seys
1. A twilled woolen fabric, sometimes with a cotton warp, used for coats.
2. often kerseys A garment made of this fabric.
3. A woolen, often ribbed fabric formerly used for hose and trousers.

[Middle English kersei, after Kersey, a village of southeast England.]
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Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) at the beginning of this movie -- and make the gory details seem more, not less, offensive.