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Definition of the noun wincey

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noun - plural: winceys

  1. a plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas


Wincey a.k.a. Linsey-woolsey is a coarse twill or plain-woven fabric woven with a linen warp and a woollen weft. Similar fabrics woven with a cotton warp and woollen weft in Colonial America were also called linsey-woolsey or wincey. The name derives from a combination of lin and wool. This textile has been known since ancient times; known as Shatnez in Hebrew, the Torah and hence Jewish law explicitly forbid wearing it.

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Google previewLessons on clothing (1879)

by mrs. William Thomas Greenup

Wincey is a mixed material, being made of very stout cotton and wool. It wears well, and is very warm. There are other materials sold under the name of alpaca, but which are only an imitation of ...

Google previewHousehold Sewing with Home Dressmaking (1898)

by Bertha Banner

Wincey is the Scotch substitute, being made of wool and cotton instead of flax. Modern manufacturers have introduced some very fine makes, which may be safely utilised in place of serges. 7. Nuns' Veiling. — This is a light, thin, open woollen ...

Google previewThe Teachers' assistant and pupil teachers' guide (1878)

Wincey is a stout, warm material for winter wear, it is composed of wool and cotton. For summer jackets or mantles, cashmere is sold at from 3s. 6d. to 5s. per yard, according to its thickness ; thin cloth may be purchased at from 3s. to 5s. per ...

Google previewHome Notes, London (1896)

White wincey is an ideal material for this coat, and the frills in a'coarse lace, or in embroidered muslin, would trim it very elfectively. Every kind of white and cream woollen material is pressed into service for children's wear, and surely nothing ...

Google previewThe Public-school Journal (1892)

Devoted to the Theory and Art of School Teaching and Close Supervision

Wincey is the wool off an animal which lives in America; the lamen is its name. Calico is a good heat conductor, because it catches fire very easily. If a print dress is dried outside it must be careful not to be left in the sun.

Google previewSchool and Home Education (1892)

Wincey is the wool off an animal which lives in America; the lamen is its name. Calico is a good heat conductor, because it catches fire very easily. If a print dress is dried outside it must be careful not to be left in the sun.

Google previewStewart's domestic economy reading-book. Standard 4 (1884)

Wincey is a mixture of stout woollen and cotton, very servicable for winter wear. Washing Materials.

Google previewJournal of Education (1892)

Wincey is the wool off an animal which lives in America; ...

Google previewSouthwestern Journal of Education (1893)

Wincey is the wool off an animal which lives in America; the ...

Google previewIllustrated London News (1902)

Scotch white wincey Is the most useful and delightful wearing and Food ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

wincey. present in inland areas of India, China, and Japan. The term wild silk is a commercial term because the worms, which were breeding originally in the wild state, have been cultivated in China and India for many years. ATLAS SILK ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1889)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, with Maps and Numerous Wood Engravings

WINCEY—. WIREKER. WIRT— WORDEN. WORNTJM— XYLOB1US. 242. for the most part of wide sandy plains, thinly grassed and badly watered, yet supporting great flocks of sheep, for which water is obtained by digging wells from 80 to ...

Google previewDictionary of Textiles (1915)

by Louis Harmuth

Wincey— A strong fabric made of cotton warp and wool filling in plain weave or twilled; used in England for winter underwear and men's shirts ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

wincey (win si). Fabric woven with cotton or linen warp and woolen filling. Name probably derived from linseywoolsey. wind-blown. Descriptive of short haircut with hair arranged to give windblown effect. See nous. Windbreaker.

Google previewThe Complete Costume Dictionary (2011)

by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski

wełna whipcord white scarlet wikolia wildbore wincey winceyette witte wol Wolla Wolle wolle wollen goederen wollen mousseline wollen stof wool wool batiste wool bengaline wool chiffon wool crepe wool plain woolenet worsted wull coque ...

Google previewShorter Slang Dictionary (2003)

by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

wincey very small. Used in Australia since around 1930. Perhaps fromthe German winzig, tiny,or from the children's fingergame 'Inceywincey spider'. winco wing commander. Used in the RAF since ...

Google previewConcise English-Scots Dictionary (1999)

by Iseabail Macleod, Pauline Cairns, Scottish National Dictionary Association

wincey; (poor, thin) garb NE. 2 (piece of cloth: see also rag) cloot; (coarse, for domestic purposes) dud NE; (dirty, thick) pilsh NE. cloth cap skippit bunnet, cadie, hoo- ker-doon CENTRAL, doolichter, stem(med) 40 ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

chintZy, De Quincey, wincey.

Google previewPocket dictionary of dry-goods, etc (1896)

by George W. Bible, Daniel P.. Bible

WINCEY: A strong and durable cloth, plain or ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

tusser, velour, velvet, vicuña, wadmal,wincey,winsey buckram, 07 alepine, baracan, batiste, brocade, bunting,cambric, camelot, caracul, challis, chamois, Cheviot, chiffon,cramesy, cypress,doeskin,dornick, drabbet,droguet, drugget, duvetyn, ...

Google previewAn English Pronouncing Dictionary (2002)

by Daniel Jones, Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees

-s, -ning, won, winner /s win, -z, -irj, wAn, 'wina*/z winc|e, -es, -ing, -ed wins, -iz, -in, -t winch, -es win/j, -iz wincey 'winsi Win | chelsea, -chester, ...

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Scrabble value of W4I1N1C3E1Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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