osnaburg

coarse linen or cotton

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Osnaburg — was a coarse type of plain textile fabric, named for the city of Osnabrück (from which it may have been first imported into English speaking countries). Originally made from flax yarns, it has been made from either flax, tow or jute yarns,… …   Wikipedia

  • Osnaburg — Os na*burg, n. A species of coarse linen, originally made in Osnaburg, Germany. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osnaburg — This name was derived from the province of Osnaburg, Hanover, where the cloth was originally made from coarse flax yarns in a plain weave. It is now made from very coarse cotton yarns, such as 14 s to 24 s warp, and 6 s to 8 s weft, or coarser.… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • osnaburg — [äz′nə bʉrg΄] n. [altered after OSNABRÜCK, where orig. made] a type of coarse, heavy cloth, originally of linen and now of cotton, used in making sacks, work clothes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • osnaburg — /oz neuh berrg /, n. a heavy, coarse cotton in a plain weave, for grain sacks and sportswear and also finished into cretonne. [1535 45; irreg. after OSNABRÜCK, known for its linen] * * * …   Universalium

  • osnaburg — noun A plain, coarse textile fabric made from flax, tow or jute yarns …   Wiktionary

  • osnaburg — os·na·burg …   English syllables

  • osnaburg — /ˈɒznəbɜg/ (say oznuhberg) noun a heavy coarse cotton in a plain weave used for grain sacks, etc. {English variant of Osnabrück, the town in Germany (formerly in West Germany) where it was originally manufactured} …   Australian English dictionary

  • osnaburg — ˈäznəˌbərg noun ( s) Etymology: irregular from Osnabrück, Germany : a rough coarse durable cotton fabric in plain weave made originally of flax and used in the gray for bagging and industrial purposes and in various finishes usually for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Osnaburg Township, Stark County, Ohio — Osnaburg Township, Ohio   Township   Municipalities and townships of Stark County …   Wikipedia

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