lockram

coarse linen

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Lockram — Lock ram, n. [F. locrenan, locronan; from Locronan, in Brittany, where it is said to have been made.] A kind of linen cloth anciently used in England, originally imported from Brittany. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lockram — An unbleached linen formerly made in Normandy and Brittany. It is stated that, England bought to the value of ???200,000 annually, in the 17th century. It was used for smocks, coats and shirt bands. The cloth was plain weave and of inferior… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • lockram — noun Etymology: Middle English lokerham, from Locronan, town in Brittany Date: 14th century a coarse plain woven linen formerly used in England …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lockram — /lok reuhm/, n. Obs. a rough textured linen cloth. [1250 1300; ME lokeram, lokerham, after Locronan, village in Brittany where the cloth was made; perh. conformed to BUCKRAM] * * * …   Universalium

  • lockram — noun a type of rough fabric from Brittany …   Wiktionary

  • lockram — lock·ram …   English syllables

  • lockram — lock•ram [[t]ˈlɒk rəm[/t]] n. tex a rough textured linen cloth used in former times in France and England • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME lokeram, lokerham, after Locronan, village in Brittany …   From formal English to slang

  • lockram — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lochran — Recorded as O Loughran, O Loughrane, Loughran, Loughrane, Laugheran, Lochran, Lockrane, Lockron, Lockram and possibly others, this is almost certainly an Irish surname, although one which may have some Scottish antecedents. It is most associated… …   Surnames reference

  • Stratfield Mortimer — Coordinates: 51°22′24″N 1°02′12″W / 51.373421°N 1.036663°W / 51.373421; 1.036663 …   Wikipedia

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