camlet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camlet a fabric of Asian origin; originally made of silk and camel's hair
    • n camlet a garment made of camlet fabric
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Camlet A woven fabric originally made of camel's hair, now chiefly of goat's hair and silk, or of wool and cotton.☞ They have been made plain and twilled, of single warp and weft, of double warp, and sometimes with double weft also, with thicker yarn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n camlet A rich stuff used for dress as early as the thirteenth century. It was more costly and finer than cameline. It is frequently mentioned as in use in both England and France down to the end of the seventeenth century.
    • n camlet A very durable plain cloth used for cloaks and the like; a water-proof material in common use before the introduction of india-rubber. All the kinds of camlet are in a certain sense imitations of Oriental camel's-hair cloth; they are made of hair, especially that of goats, with wool or silk, and present a veined or wavy appearance.
    • camlet pret. and pp. camleted, camletted, ppr. camleting, camletting. [⟨ camlet, n.] To cause to resemble wavy or watered camlet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Camlet kam′let a cloth originally made of camel's hair, but now chiefly of wool and goat's hair.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. camelot,akin to Sp. camelote, chamelote, It. cambellbito, ciambellotto, LL. camelotum, camelinum, fr. Ar. khamlat, camlet, fr. kaml, pile, plush. The word was early confused with camel, camel's hair also being used in making it. Cf. Calamanco
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—Low L. camelotum—L. camelus.

Usage

In literature:

History and romance-writers have consecrated the brown camlet coat, and the breeches of the same stuff, worn by Louis XI.
"Maitre Cornelius" by Honore de Balzac
They were all in white camlet cloaks.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
His companion, who appeared a trifle the taller of the two, and equally robust, was wrapped in a cloak of dark green camlet.
"Windsor Castle" by William Harrison Ainsworth
He had long been the prisoner of this Louis XIV camlet, and he was now going to be executed.
"Conscience, Complete" by Hector Malot
The woollen trade, serges and camlets, ratteens, friezes, druggets, and narrow cloths, the last they make to 10s.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
Good lack, how faded is yon camlet!
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
At the further end of the room stood a large bed of blue camlet, with a canopy, worked with fighting griffins in yellow.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
Bryda exchanged her blue homespun skirt for a red camlet, a material then much used for women's dress.
"Bristol Bells" by Emma Marshall
I'll don my wife in camlet.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
Thy plaided camlet cape will do well.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
His blue camlet cloak was a local antiquity, like the church-spire.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She had a crimson satin plaid over her head, and she wore a black silk apron and a grey camlet gown.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
Inside a closet within the room hung a dark blue camlet cloak, and Cyril took it from the hook.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Upon this the Custos was laid, with a horse-blanket spread beneath, and his camlet cloak thrown over him.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
From the wool a kind of camlet cloth is woven.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
History and romance have consecrated the brown camlet overcoat, and trunks of the same material worn by Louis XI.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac
A well-fitted doublet and hose, of a grave colour, were partially concealed by a short camlet cloak of Vandyke brown.
"Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)" by John P. Kennedy
There are other races which go dressed with cloaks and bornusses of silk and camlet.
"A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar" by Duarte Barbosa
He often smiled, but he seldom spoke, And he wore a wig and a camlet cloak.
"In My Nursery" by Laura E. Richards
The flag was made from an officer's blue camlet cloak and the red petticoat of a soldier's wife.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 7)" by Archer Butler Hulbert
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