• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Melton A kind of stout woolen cloth with unfinished face and without raised nap. A commoner variety has a cotton warp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n melton A stout kind of cloth for men's wear, the surface of which is without nap, and is neither pressed nor finished.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Melton mel′ton a strong cloth for men's wear, the surface without nap, neither pressed nor finished.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain


In literature:

Nurse Melton will assist me, if I need assistance.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
Lord Cowbray did not put in an appearance, and they were soon under way for Melton Court, which was some miles distant from the town.
"Her Ladyship's Elephant" by David Dwight Wells
Do you suppose I came here without letting Inspector Melton know where I was coming?
"The Man Who Drove the Car" by Max Pemberton
Mr. Melton saw them coming and stretched out his hand.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
FRANK FORESTER'S QUORNDON HOUNDS; or, A Virginian at Melton Mowbray.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
On the 5th April were the Croxton Park races, about five miles distance from Melton Mowbray.
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton
The President indorsed a cutting rebuke to both the Secretary of War and a Mr. (now Lieut.-Col.) Melton, A.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The Arab with whom Melton was mounted now rode up beside the leader, and, to their great joy, Guy and Melton were permitted to converse.
"Guy in the Jungle" by William Murray Graydon
A thick-set man, in dark blue Melton coat and peaked cap, he came forward with that swinging gait which betrayed the ex-coachman.
"The Heart of a Woman" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Think of Brum and South Melton Street.
"The Last Generation" by James Elroy Flecker
Your old hunting days have spoiled you; but you must forget Melton and Grantham, and condescend to keep a hack.
"International Short Stories" by Various
Rothley, Wanlip, Hasby, Bottesfold, Hinckley, Sapcote, and Melton Mowbray.
"The Towns of Roman Britain" by James Oliver Bevan
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach
MR. MELTON, a good-looking, well-dressed young man, enters carrying a few sheets of paper.
"The Cabinet Minister" by Arthur Pinero
He died at Melton near Woodbridge, on the 13th of May 1880.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Inspector Melton, too, would make it as hot as he could for him.
"The Princess Galva" by David Whitelaw
A sympathetic coo ran round the table, tears were shed, and Tom winked at Charley Melton, who kept his countenance.
"Lady Maude's Mania" by George Manville Fenn
Before we got to Melton Mowbray the beautiful pastures of this little verdant county of Leicester began to appear.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Melton, the great stockbroker; one of the richest men living, I suppose.
"Jupiter Lights" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Trial of speed between the Westacre and Melton Constable hounds, 273.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie

In news:

Edwin Melton March photo provided.
Edwin Melton March, 75, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Sept 22, 2012.
Funeral services for Mary Jane Melton Elliott, 100, of Womack Hill were held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2 pm from the Chapel of Bumpers Funeral Home with Rev.
Melton , 75, of LaGrange, died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at her home.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesHenry Melton will try to rekindle college memories with Sam Bradford on Sunday.
Kimberly "Kimmy" Danielle Melton died Saturday, Sept 15, 2012, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
CLAREMORE — Chrysler, Melton Sales and the Claremore Band Boosters are presenting a friendly no sales pressure event to the public from 5 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, Sept 18 on the south side of the Robson PAC in Claremore.
Melton , 81, of Albany, GA. Died Sunday August 19, 2012 at Willson Hospice House.
A-List No 15: Dothan's Kamryn Melton stays humble through success.
Kamryn Melton By the Numbers.
Happy Birthday, Mary Melton .
A fourth-generation Angeleno, Mary Melton attended Hollywood High and UCLA before beginning her journalism career as an intern at the L.A.
Tim Melton joined KTRK-TV in August 1981 as Weekend Sports Director.
Gene Melton -Veteran's Stand down.
Gene Melton discusses upcoming 3rd annual Veteran's Stand Down.

In science:

Ramalho-Santos, M., Yoon, S., Matsuzaki, Y., Mulligan, R. C. and Melton, D. A. (2002). “Stemness”: Transcriptional profiling of embryonic and adult stem cells.
Gene profiling for determining pluripotent genes in a time course microarray experiment