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Webster 1913 Edition


Dagswain

Dag′swainˊ

,
Noun.
[From
Dag
a loose end?]
A coarse woolen fabric made of daglocks, or the refuse of wool.
“Under coverlets made of dagswain.”
Holinshed.

Definition 2019


dagswain

dagswain

English

Noun

dagswain (usually uncountable, plural dagswains)

  1. (obsolete) A coarse woollen fabric made of daglocks.
    • Raphael Holinshed
      Our fathers (yea, and ourselves also) have lien full oft upon straw pallets, covered only with a sheet under coverlets made of dagswain or hopharlots (I use their own terms), and a good round log under their heads instead of a bolster or pillow.