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Wincey

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

Explanation

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 linen and woollen. This textile has been known since ancient times; known as Shatnez in Hebrew, the Torah and hence Jewish religious law explicitly forbid wearing it.

  • also known as woolsey-linsey

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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.

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 by George Pliny Brown

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)

by Stewart W. and co

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 previewJournal of Education and School World (1892)

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

Google previewSouthwestern Journal of Education (1893)

by Leon Trousdale, William Robertson Garrett, J. L. Lampson

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

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia: Swastika to Zyrianovsk and index (1896)

Church Yellow Pine, Timber Water-mice, Hydromys Winandermere, Windermere Yellow Rocket, Cress Water-mole, Ornithorhynchus Wincey, Winsey Yellow Sea, China Sea Water-yam, Lattice Lea/ Windhover, Kestrel Yellow Weed , ...

Google previewChamber's Encyclopaedia (1892)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Timber Water-mice, Hydromys Winandermere, Windermere Yellow Rocket, Cress Water-mole, Ornithorhynchus Wincey, li insey Yellow Sea, China Sea Water-yam, Lattice Leaf Windhover, Kestrel Yellow Weed, Weld Watford Island, Bermudas ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

It has ink, glass, cotton, and dye works, iron foundries, breweries, linen and wincey manufactures, shipbuilding yards, distilleries, and extensive bleaching fields. The salmon fishery on the Tay is very valuable. The total quayage of Perth harbor ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND NUMEROUS WOOD ENGRAVINGS REVISED EDITION VOL. X (1874)

by CHAMBERS

Wincey, Winsey. Wastrel lands.

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge (1898)

by John Clark Ridpath

One that winces- Wincey, win'si, n. [Probably a corrupted contr. of linsey-woolsey, the steps being tinseywineey, then simply wincey. The word was originally Scotch ...

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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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