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broadcloth

[′brȯd‚klȯth]
(textiles)
A closely woven ribbed fabric having the rib running in the direction of the weft.
References in classic literature ?
Though he knew not that I had the least design of giving him anything, he sent me on board a present of fresh provisions, wine, and sweetmeats, worth about thirty moidores, including some tobacco, and three or four fine medals of gold: but I was even with him in my present, which, as I have said, consisted of fine broadcloth, English stuffs, lace, and fine holland; also, I delivered him about the value of one hundred pounds sterling in the same goods, for other uses; and I obliged him to set up the sloop, which I had brought with me from England, as I have said, for the use of my colony, in order to send the refreshments I intended to my plantation.
Both madder and woad acted as "background" colours, and once the broadcloths left Coventry (mostly for export to the Continent) further dyes were often applied to them.
Made in Europe, the Collection features fine fabrics and textures such as twill, satins and broadcloths, and is available in both bright bold colors and more subdued classic neutral colors.