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yard goods (plural only)
- Merchandise, especially fabric, sold in units of linear measure.
- 2008, Judy O'Bannon, "Lingering with linens," The Corydon Democrat (Corydon, Indiana), 20 Feb.,
- As I look at the stacks of neatly folded linens, I see more than yard goods and thread.