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n. pl. lin·sey-wool·seys
A coarse, woven fabric of wool and cotton or of wool and linen.
[Middle English linsiwolsie : alteration of linen, linen; see linen + wolle, wool; see wool.]
1. (Textiles) a thin rough fabric of linen warp and coarse wool or cotton filling
2. a strange nonsensical mixture or confusion
[C15: probably from Lindsey, Suffolk village where the fabric was first made + wool (with rhyming suffix -sey)]
lin•sey-wool•sey(ˈlɪn ziˈwʊl zi)
n., pl. -seys.
a coarse fabric woven from linen warp, or sometimes cotton, and coarse wool filling.
[1475–85; literally, linen cloth, wool cloth]
linsey-woolsey- First a cloth woven from linen and wool, the phrase was altered for the sake of a jingling sound.
See also related terms for linen.
A coarse fabric made of mixed wool and linen.
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