duffel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n duffel a coarse heavy woolen fabric
    • n duffel a large cylindrical bag of heavy cloth; for carrying personal belongings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Duffel bags are named after a town of Duffel, Belgium, where they were first made.
    • Duffel A kind of coarse woolen cloth, having a thick nap or frieze. "Good duffel gray and flannel fine."
    • Duffel Outfit or suppplies, collectively; kit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • duffel See duffle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Duffel duf′l a thick, coarse woollen cloth, with a thick nap—also Duff′le:
    • n Duffel duf′l (U.S.) change of flannels.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. duffel, from Duffel, a town not far from Antwerp
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut., from Duffel, a town near Antwerp.

Usage

In literature:

They now make great use of duffel cloths, blue or red, in consequence of the frequent visits of the Christians.
"Narrative of New Netherland" by Various
Upon the 18th July, the Prince of Orange, at the earnest request of the Regent, met a committee of the confederated nobles at Duffel.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
He had sanctioned the treaties with the rebels at Duffel, by which he had clearly rendered himself guilty of high treason.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
Then put the duffel-bag in the corner.
"Tom Slade" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
But that doesn't save your duffel.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
Their moccasins were extra large, to allow for the additional wrapping of duffel required over the warm woollen hose.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
The canoe and duffel went across the carry slung upon a set of wheels.
"The Rainy Day Railroad War" by Holman Day
He's got an old Marine uniform in his duffel.
"The Stoker and the Stars" by Algirdas Jonas Budrys (AKA John A. Sentry)
He deposited his pack-sack on the floor where its canvas sides, outbulging with blankets and duffel, fairly shrieked their newness.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
In his stores were to be found duffels and cotton goods, window glass, lead and solder, pills, etc.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
His legs were swathed in duffel leggings, so that they appeared to be of enormous size.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Duffel or Arctic clothing was served out to both officers and men.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
For seventeen and one-half ells of duffels!
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
The boys' canoe and duffel sacks had come up by freight.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
Kettlewell set down the duffel.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Tell him you left all your duffel at Withee's camp and don't need any guide.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
Then he dug down into his duffel bag under his cot and brought forth a razor.
"Conscript 2989" by Irving Crump
Frolic carried the duffel-bags and lighter baggage.
"Girl Scouts in the Rockies" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
In a short time stakes were pulled, duffel packed, lines adjusted, and we were on our way.
"Trails and Tramps in Alaska and Newfoundland" by William S. Thomas
Verba lifted its latch and they were in a place of rancid smells and cluttering stage duffel.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
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In news:

Every other seat was occupied by a primly dressed elderly French woman carrying an empty duffel bag.
Of Colorado student Nic Ramos pays tuition with duffel bag of cash.
Body found in duffel bag in Brooklyn.
So-called "John Doe Duffel Bag " Salvatore Perrone was indicted yesterday on murder charges in the shooting deaths of three shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent, prosecutors said.
Body found in duffel bag in Brooklyn.
Border Patrol officials say the duffel bags of marijuana were discovered Monday night in the bus transporting Van Horn basketball players.
Which is why I dumped the cassettes into a duffel bag and shoved it into the spare room closet.
So-called "John Doe Duffel Bag" Salvatore Perrone was indicted yesterday on murder charges in the shooting deaths of three shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent, prosecutors said.
NYPD questioning 'John Doe Duffel Bag' in connection with 3 shopkeeper murders, gun found.
Beats Pill, Harman cans, handy duffel and more.
BOISE, Idaho — Police in Boise arrested a 54-year-old Arkansas man, saying a complaint against him for indecent exposure led them to a pair of duffel bags in his motel room stuffed full of nearly 30 pounds of marijuana.
So-called " John Doe Duffel Bag" Salvatore Perrone was indicted yesterday on murder charges in the shooting deaths of three shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent, prosecutors said.
John Doe Duffel Bag' suspect reportedly went dancing hours after allegedly killing last victim.
The man known as " John Doe Duffel Bag" was arrested today in connection with the slayings of three shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent in Brooklyn.
The man police dubbed " John Doe Duffel Bag" and questioned in connection with the killings of three Brooklyn shopkeepers has been arrested and charged, and it turns out he already has a serial killer-sounding nickname: Son of Sal.
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In science:

Moving-mesh Voronoi tessellation discretizations have begun to appear in Astrophysical applications (Springel 2010a; Duffell & MacFadyen 2011).
A Well-Posed Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Test and Comparison
We thank Paul Duffel for useful discussions about moving-mesh schemes. J-C.P. thanks Orsola De Marco and Falk Herwig for their support.
A Well-Posed Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Test and Comparison
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