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dimity (plural dimities)
- (dated in general use, now textiles) A light strong fabric with woven stripes or squares. [From 15th c.]
1717, T. Williams, The Accomplished Housekeeper, and Universal Cook, page 134:
- Strain the ſoup through a piece of dimity into a clean ſaucepan, and let it ſtew till it is of the thickneſs of cream.
- 1831, John Murphy, A Treatise on the Art of Weaving, Glasgow, page 42,
- The first of these tweels, in respect to the number of leaves, is the dimity cord, which is merely the three leafed tweel turned, a plan of which is subjoined, both for cording and treading.
1840, "A Lady", The Workwoman's Guide, page 42:
- The drapery should always be perfectly white, of dimity, twilled muslin, or other neat strong material.
- 2009 Fall, Rabbit Goody, Jill Mancy, Interiors: Bug Bars & Slipcovers, Early Homes, page 20,
- Period slipcovers were typically made of linen and cotton, in woven checks or striped dimities.
light strong fabric with woven stripes or squares