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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- A coarse linen cloth used widely in the 16th and 17th centuries and manufactured originally in Brittany but later especially in northern England and Scotland.

Usage examples (21)
  • Material for making garments included linen of several grades, blue linen for facing doublets, dowlas, canvas for sheets and shirts.
  • The net for this should be made of strong wire in the shape of the net at Fig. 46, or 43, if without the joints, a bag of strong dowlas and a stick are attached, and the...
  • In the outer room, apparently a storeroom, there was, in accordance with the practice of planters to keep a supply of materials on hand, a quantity of piece-goods in...
  • I set a new dowlas lining in my camlet but this last week. for more
Tutoring comment
  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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