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Gabardine vs. Worsted

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Gabardinenoun

A type of woolen cloth with a diagonal ribbed texture on one side.

‘The merchant found gabardines with finer ribs sold better here.’;

Worstednoun

Yarn made from long strands of wool.

Gabardinenoun

A similar fabric, made from cotton.

Worstednoun

The fine, smooth fabric made from such wool yarn.

Gabardinenoun

(countable) A gaberdine (garment).

Worstedverb

simple past tense and past participle of worst

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Gabardinenoun

A yellow robe that Jews in England were compelled to wear in the year 1189 as a mark of distinction.

‘You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,’; ‘And spet upon my Jewish gabardine,’; ‘And all for use of that which is mine own.}}’;

Worstedadjective

Defeated, overcome.

‘The army was worsted in battle.’;

Gabardinenoun

A coarse frock or loose upper garment formerly worn by Jews; a mean dress.

Worstednoun

Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets, cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.

Gabardinenoun

a firm durable fabric with a twill weave

Worstednoun

Fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted, used in knitting and embroidery.

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Gabardinenoun

(usually in the plural) trousers

Worstednoun

a woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns

Gabardinenoun

a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles

Worstednoun

a tightly twisted woolen yarn

Gabardine

Gabardine is a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers, uniforms, windbreakers and other garments.

Worsted

Worsted ( or ) is a high-quality type of wool yarn, the fabric made from this yarn, and a yarn weight category. The name derives from Worstead, a village in the English county of Norfolk.

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