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Wool cheviot
MFA# 1979.433


1) A breed of hornless sheep with thick short Wool originally raised in the Cheviot Hills between England and Scotland.

2) A rugged, woolen fabric with coarse Twill weave. Cheviot fabric originated in Scotland where it was made from the wool of cheviot sheep. Slightly rougher and heavier than Serge, the durable fabric is used for Flannel coats and suits.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cheviot (weefsel van grove schapewol), cheviotschaap, cheviotwol (afkomstig van het cheviotras, dat in Schotland thuis hoort (Ned);

Resources and Citations

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I Natural Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England, 1984
  • Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 878