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[stroud] /straʊd/
a coarse woolen cloth, blanket, or garment formerly used by the British in bartering with the North American Indians.
Origin of stroud
1670-80; named after Stroud in Gloucestershire, England, where woolens are made Unabridged
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  • He went down to stroud, and gave his old constituents a philosophic address on the study of history.

    Lord John Russell Stuart J. Reid
  • stroud ducked and shot a hand out, seized the quirt and wrenched it from her hand.

    'Drag' Harlan Charles Alden Seltzer
  • stroud and the racing man went to watch the game; Shelton was left once more to reverie.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • The police of stroud came over in the afternoon, and took up the investigation.

    The Queen's Cup G. A. Henty
  • In the thickets near stroud, great numbers of the Lyre Bird are found.

  • For the horseman who had ridden out of the covert was stroud, the Rancho Seco straw-boss.

    'Drag' Harlan Charles Alden Seltzer
  • At last a stretch of green unsmoked and unspoiled country, that via stroud to Rochester, came into view.

    The Automobilist Abroad M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  • And malignantly, his eyes blazing with a jealous, evil light, he shot stroud—twice.

    'Drag' Harlan Charles Alden Seltzer
  • I like to fancy that stroud himself would have given it to me, if he'd been able to say what he thought that day.

  • They came upon stroud, lying near some bushes, and they saw his horse, grazing on the tall grass near by.

    'Drag' Harlan Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for stroud


a coarse woollen fabric
Word Origin
C17: perhaps named after Stroud, textile centre in Gloucestershire
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