DIMITY, derived from the Gr. SiµcTOS " double thread," through the Ital. dimito, " a kind of course linzie-wolzie" (Florio, 1611); a cloth commonly employed for bed upholstery and curtains, and usually white, though sometimes a pattern is printed on it in colours. It is stout in texture, and woven in raised patterns.
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