dowlas definition

  • noun:
    • A coarse linen cloth manufactured in the north of The united kingdomt as well as in Scotland, later on changed by calico.
    • A coarse linen cloth built in the north of England and in Scotland, now nearly replaced by calico.
    • a very good and coarse linen fabric, used, before the introduction of machine-woven cotton cloth, for purposes not calling for fine linen. Yorkshire and also the south of Scotland were the main locations of the make during the eighteenth century.
    • In modern-day use, a coarse cotton fiber fabric made to imitate the linen cloth of the identical title.

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