cashmere

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cashmere a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat
    • n Cashmere an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
    • n cashmere the wool of the Kashmir goat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cashmere A dress fabric made of fine wool, or of fine wool and cotton, in imitation of the original cashmere.
    • Cashmere A rich stuff for shawls, scarfs, etc., originally made in Cashmere from the soft wool found beneath the hair of the goats of Cashmere, Tibet, and the Himalayas. Some cashmere, of fine quality, is richly embroidered for sale to Europeans.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cashmere A fine and soft woolen fabric used for dress-goods. It differs from merino in being twilled on one side only.
    • cashmere Made of the dress-fabric so named.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cashmere kash′mēr a rich kind of shawl made from the Cashmere goat: any similar shawl.
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Usage

In literature:

Mamma saw the three cashmere shawls, three wonders!
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
The material is a rich Cashmere, and three colors are required: that is, black, scarlet, and a mazarine blue.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
The contrast made poor Bernardine look strangely out of place in her plain gray cashmere dress, with its somber dark ribbons.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
The pale-blue merino or the rose-pink cashmere?
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
Tell us tales of far Cashmere.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
In Cashmere there are three men to one woman.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
I rather think I see them white cashmere.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
As for cashmere shawls and silks, he shall get them for me by the dozens.
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens
And Belinda, you may make a little sacque to wear with this; there is enough of that red cashmere left for it.
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
A morning shawl of pale blue cashmere flowed over an under-dress of French embroidery.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

Upon a Turkish tabouret
In Dresden cups of peerless blue
Gleams on a pretty Cashmere tray
The fragrant Mocha's ebon hue.
"The Waif" by John Lawson Stoddard
Before his patent scraper sold
Old Highboys used to beat them all!
See what Society has done—
He's holding her cashmere shawl!
"Vers De Societe" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
My dame should dress in cheap attire;
(Good, heavy silks are never dear
I own perhaps I might desire
Some shawls of true Cashmere,—
Some marrowy crapes of China silk,
Like wrinkled skins on scalded milk.
"Contentment" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
General Jones formed a junction with Colonel Campbell's Regiment,
And to enter by the Cashmere Gate they were bent;
And they advanced through the streets without delay,
And swept all before them through the gate without dismay.
"The Downfall of Delhi" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Shopkeeper 's Pick: "The Heroine" Cashmere-blend topper, available at RUTHIE'Z in Armonk.
Ignore all those back-to-school commercials and cashmere sweaters creeping their way into department stores.
Of Course Oak Would Carry $248 Cashmere Sweatpants .
Same goes for the tuxedo that's formal and not fussy, and any sweater in his closet surely is cashmere and perfectly casual and cool.
The Chicago Tribune reports that he'll wear "a classic two-button, navy, merino wool and cashmere suit from Chicago-based Hartmarx Corp".
That simple red dress you wore to work with a black cashmere sweater can go full-on glam with wristfuls of costume jewelry.
Model Daniela Espinoza spooks up a high- fashion look in this Alexander McQueen skull designed pashmina/scarf in cashmere and modal, $445 at Saks Fifth Avenue at North Star Mall.
That means they're no longer afraid to walk away from the cashmere sweater with the perfect fit if the store is crowded.
Shopkeeper's Pick: "The Heroine " Cashmere-blend topper, available at RUTHIE'Z in Armonk.
The " Heroine ," a cashmere-blend topper or oversized sweater by Line, has everything going for it, including hot-once-again fur (note the fox shoulder detailing).
Point guard Cashmere Wright thought about Cincinnati's offense last season - a half-court approach that revolved around power forward Yancy Gates - and shuddered.
The city of 1.9 million in Inner Mongolia, rich in coal and cashmere, is dotted with unfinished real estate projects.
View full size FWD If she could put one thing in each woman's closet, "I think I would put a beautifully deconstructed cashmere top, something very different," says Suwannagate.
A Yakima County sheriff's spokesman says a Cashmere, Wash. Hunter who had been missing with his horse since Saturday near White Pass has turned up and is in good condition.
Subtle Luxury 's Cozy Cashmere Sweater.
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