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stroud

[stroud] /straʊd/
noun
1.
a coarse woolen cloth, blanket, or garment formerly used by the British in bartering with the North American Indians.
Origin of stroud
1670-1680
1670-80; named after Stroud in Gloucestershire, England, where woolens are made
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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

stroud

/straʊd/
noun
1.
a coarse woollen fabric
Word Origin
C17: perhaps named after Stroud, textile centre in Gloucestershire
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