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herringbone

1. 
a. a pattern used in textiles, brickwork, etc., consisting of two or more rows of short parallel strokes slanting in alternate directions to form a series of parallel Vs or zigzags
b. (as modifier): a herringbone jacket
2. Skiing a method of ascending a slope by walking with the skis pointing outwards and one's weight on the inside edges

Herringbone

A way of assembling, in a diagonal zigzag fashion, brick or similar rectangular blocks for paving; also strips of wood or other materials having rectangular shapes for facing walls and ceilings or for use in parquetry.
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The coat had herringbone stitch detail embroidered in silk thread and the chiffon dress had delicate Swiss made lacquered discs, while the outfit was hand-finished.
She wore an oyster silk basketweave coat with herringbone stitch embroidery and a chiffon dress with applique-woven lacquered disc detail for the civil ceremony.
The outfit at the Guildhall was an oyster silk basket-weave coat with herringbone stitch embroidery and a chiffon dress with applique woven lacquered disc detail.