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cashmere

, kashmir
1. a fine soft wool from goats of the Kashmir area
2. 
a. cloth or knitted material made from this or similar wool
b. (as modifier): a cashmere sweater

Cashmere

 

a light woolen, wool mixture, or cotton fabric with a twill interweaving. Cashmere is usually solid colored and made of carded wool yarn; it is used in making women’s and children’s dresses and other items of clothing. Its name comes from cashmere shawls (whose fabric it resembles), which are made from fine goat’s wool in Kashmir.

cashmere

[′kazh‚mir]
(textiles)
A natural textile fiber obtained from the Cashmere goat of the Himalayan region of China and India.
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Wragge, cheerfully; "we'll have that Cashmere Robe to-morrow.
Now the leader of these horsemen was the Sultan of Cashmere, returning from the chase, and he instantly turned to the Indian to inquire who he was, and whom he had with him.
Its wool alone gives a resemblance to the sheep; it is more properly of the flesh is said to have a musty flavor; some have thought the fleece might be valuable, as it is said to be as fine as that of the goat Cashmere, but it is not to be procured in sufficient quantities.
Madame de Bellegarde wore a little black velvet hood tied under her chin, and she was wrapped in an old black cashmere shawl.
She was loosely wrapped in a cashmere dressing-gown of gray-white, embroidered in half-mourning tints, and she wore slippers of the same hue.
In the centre of this enchanted garden Madame Nilsson, in white cashmere slashed with pale blue satin, a reticule dangling from a blue girdle, and large yellow braids carefully disposed on each side of her muslin chemisette, listened with downcast eyes to M.
I can see the chandeliers, and the green silk of the piano, and Mamma sitting in her cashmere shawl by the window, singing till the little ragamuffin boys outside stopped to listen.
She wore a tight, black, cashmere dress, made in the fashion of ten years ago, a little dusty black straw hat trimmed with bows of yellow ribbon, and faded black lace mits.
Polly was not very wise, but she felt that every one about her found something more attractive than usual in her and modestly attributed Tom's devotion, Sydney's interest, and Frank's undisguised admiration, to the new bonnet or, more likely, to that delightful combination of cashmere, silk, and swan's-down, which, like Charity's mantle, seemed to cover a multitude of sins in other people's eyes and exalt the little music teacher to the rank of a young lady.