• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plaided Of the material of which plaids are made; tartan. "In plaided vest."
    • Plaided Wearing a plaid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The kilt was invented by a English gentleman who came to Scotland to open a factory because he got tired of his Scottish workers showing up in a long tunic with a belt (they couldn't afford pants). Rather than raise wages so they could afford pants he invented the kilt which is just a lot of fabric and they could afford that. The kilt did not become a symbol of clan pride until the English banned the kilt in Scotland. Then it became part of national pride to wear the newly invented clan plaids.
    • plaided Made of plaid, or having a similar pattern; tartan.
    • plaided Wearing a plaid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Plaided wearing a plaid: made of plaid cloth
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. plaide, a blanket, contr. of peal-laid, a sheepskin—peall, a skin, cog. with L. pellis, Eng. fell.


In literature:

Peggy had two white dresses, a pink one, and a plaid dress.
"Peggy in Her Blue Frock" by Eliza Orne White
She made him sit down on the bunk, and gathered the plaid about him again, for the air was chill.
"Shenac's Work at Home" by Margaret Murray Robertson
She was a very thin little thing with high shoulders and skinny arms, dressed in a dingy-green plaid frock.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
When she first came to her place for recitation, she took a seat beside the rich plaid.
"The Old Castle and Other Stories" by Anonymous
Mr Max is going to have one, with a plaid that'll make your eyes ache.
"Three Boys" by George Manville Fenn
In cold weather he would have a plaid of black and white check wrapped round his shoulders.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
Only the wealthier wore the shawl thrown over the shoulders like the plaid of a Highlander.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
Did she wear a black and white plaid silk and a hat trimmed with various colored ribbons and flowers?
"That Affair Next Door" by Anna Katharine Green
Plaids look becoming, for tall women, as they shorten the appearance of the figure.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Someone had sent him a plaid necktie for Christmas.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Jean was so tired that she fell asleep again in her plaid before they reached Fairnilee.
"The Gold Of Fairnilee" by Andrew Lang
Each clan had a distinctive tartan or plaid.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
There was a complete suit, and also a heavy plaid shawl.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
He sees a little boy no bigger than Peter Mit, in a snug little room, hanging up on the door a red and white plaid stocking.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
I liked best in the procession the Highlanders, who were real Scotchmen, in plaids, and bonnets with eagle feathers.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
And wear a plaid skirt!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
The plaid he ordinarily carried had been doffed for a blue sash wrought with gold.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Usually you can tell his pictures by the checked or plaid floors.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
Beneath, there are a few plaids and bed-covers, with an old chair, a stool, and seats of stone.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
There were only a brown plaided gingham, a blue calico, and a thick white cambric to choose from.
"A Little Country Girl" by Susan Coolidge

In poetry:

And oh! how proud she was o' me
In plaid and bonnet braw,
When I bade farewell to the north countrie,
And marching gaed awa'!
"Ah, Little Did My Mother Think" by Carolina Oliphant
"O Geordie's stout, and unco braid;
He's no like Charlie in his plaid;
To see him dance, to hear him sing
O sure he is our rightfu' king!"
"What Do Ye Think o' Geordie Noo?" by Carolina Oliphant
"What dyes so red, my child, my son,
The plaid about your breast?"
"'Tis where the wounded lamb did lie,
And here its heart-beat pressed."
"The Six Sorrows" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Back he gaed straught, by the glowerin mune,
An' doun in his plaid he lay,
An' soun' he sleepit.—A ghaist-like man
Sat by his heid quhill the day.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
My love she wears a cotton plaid,
A bonnet of the straw;
Her cheeks are leaves of roses spread,
Her lips are like the haw.
In truth she is as sweet a maid
As true love ever saw.
"Mary Bateman" by John Clare
Glenara came first, with the mourners and shroud;
Her kinsmen they followed, but mourned not aloud;
Their plaids all their bosoms were folded around;
They marched all in silence, — they looked on the ground.
"Glenara" by Thomas Campbell

In news:

Under that plaid blazer is one of the midwest's sharpest dance-music vectors.
Plaid, skinny jeans and 'Harry Potter' glasses.
Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits performed throughout the evening.
'Mad Men' Don Draper's Plaid Sportcoat Causes a Fashion Freak Out (Video, Poll).
Plaid Friday in Downtown Bangor.
The Downtown Bangor Partnership has the perfect alternative to Black Friday PLAID Friday .
38-42 The hilarious musical sequel to the record breaking FOREVER PLAID , PLAID TIDINGS, entertains Theatre at the Center audiences November 15- December 23.
Step-by-step nail art Intermediate Summer Plaid Summer Plaid .
Make our tartan plaid ornament.
Plaid Friday is Cleveland-area merchants' answer to Black Friday madness.
Shoppers who wear plaid receive 15 percent off all of regular-price purchases at Nicky Nicole locations in Hudson, Woodmere and Westlake.
Holiday ' Plaid ' rings true in Laguna.
Laguna Playhouse offers Stuart Ross' Yule-oriented version of 'Forever Plaid ,' his hit show about a fictional early rock-era guy group.
We're mad for these plaid patterns.
Plaid Tidings features holiday music Dec 7 through Jan 6.

In science:

We now provide a short overview of the proof of (1.2) and give an idea of the role plaid by the parameters L, L0 and u.
On the size of a finite vacant cluster of random interlacements with small intensity
For these magnetic moments, an important role is plaid by the parameter of exchange interaction Jij that can oscillate in the direct space, as for RKK Y interaction mechanism41,42 .
Ferromagnetism in Co-doped ZnO films grown by molecular beam epitaxy: magnetic, electrical and microstructural studies
In The Trouble with Physics, Lee Smolin’s pen sometimes appears indeed to have plaid tricks on him.
On Lee Smolin's The Trouble with Physics
Colloquially, we call a construction plaid if it consists of a Cartesian product of sparse subsets of Z, and we call it native if it is built in a genuinely d-dimensional manner.
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
Additionally, we prove a plaid version on Zd (Corollary 3.5) and a version on general groups (Theorem 5.5).
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
We will examine both a plaid and a speckled version: our method, in each case, will be to show that a suitably chosen Følner sequence satisfies the Tempelman Condition, 2.1.
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
These different approaches can be characterized as the “plaid” and “speckled” approaches, respectively, according to the patterns of points that they select in Z2 .
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
Remark: We may also consider the “plaid diagonal” pattern obtained by taking ξi,n = ξ1,n for all i; however, this does not exhibit any behavior different from the first plaid case, and is more difficult to calculate.
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
Remark: One might hope that the product theory might help us to prove the maximal inequality for the plaid case directly from the one-dimensional result; however, this is not the case in L1 , any more than it is for the Bellow-Losert construction.
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
Using the Fourier transform, it is an immediate extension of the one-dimensional theory that both the plaid and the speckled sequences are universally L2 -good.
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets
Plaid Random Averages on Zd In this section, we take independent random variables {ξi,n : 1 ≤ i ≤ d; n ∈ N} with P(ξi,n = 1) = n−α .
Multivariable averaging on sparse sets