grogram

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grogram a coarse fabric of silk mixed with wool or mohair and often stiffened with gum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grogram A coarse stuff made of silk and mohair, or of coarse silk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grogram A coarse textile fabric formerly in use, made originally of silk and mohair, afterward of silk and wool, and usually stiffened with gum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grogram grog′ram a kind of coarse cloth of silk and mohair.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. gros-grain, lit., gros-grain, of a coarse texture. See Gross, and Grain a kernel, and cf. Grog
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. grosgrain.

Usage

In literature:

Plain Goody would no longer down, 'Twas Madam, in her grogram gown.
"The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces" by Jonathan Swift
There must be the church, and all that; and for the rest, Amy, I don't think I shall find out whether you wear lace or grogram.
"The Heir of Redclyffe" by Charlotte M. Yonge
In truth, he thought she looked very pretty in it, better than in grogram or in linsey-woolsey, although at double the cost.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
My dear, how's Mr. Juniper, of Grogram's house, at Salford?
"The Small House at Allington" by Anthony Trollope
Yesterday afternoon a Mr. RICHARDSON GROGRAM called on me by appointment.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, May 16, 1891" by Various
Sir Gregory Grogram and his assistants collected their papers together.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
Lady Grogram was a great friend of hers, and was first cousin to that Mrs. Talbot who had a son at the school.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
Time had stiffened, not softened, both her grogram and her prejudices.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
Admiral Vernon (18th century) was called by the sailors "Old Grog" from his habit of wearing grogram breeches.
"The Romance of Words (4th ed.)" by Ernest Weekley
Grogram was an old butler who had been in the old Earl's service for thirty years.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
Perry Cadger, man of sarsnet and grogram, I guess thy errand.
"Rob of the Bowl, Vol. I (of 2)" by John P. Kennedy
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