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.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Another winnder from Wordsmith.org: