Worsted

Worst"ed

(?; 277), n. [From Worsted, now spelled Worstead, a town in Norfolk, England; for Worthstead. See Worth, n., and Stead.]
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1. Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets, cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.
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2. Fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted, used in knitting and embroidery.
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