Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Lindsay Who?

Another winnder from Wordsmith.org:

linsey-woolsey (LIN-zee WOOL-zee)

noun: a strong, coarse fabric of wool and cotton or wool and linen

adjective: an incongruous mix

[From Middle English linsey (linen, or from Lindsey, a village in Suffolk, UK) + woolsey (a rhyming compound of wool).]

"This is no linsey-woolsey, tawdry romance: rather, it is the credible story of two people who must be together, whatever the enormous costs to them and those they love." Valerie Ryan; "An Affair To Remember," The Seattle Times, Jan 2, 2000.

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