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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corduroy  \Cor"du*roy`\  (k[^o]r"d[-u]*roi`  or  k[^o]r`d[-u]*roi"), 
  n.  [Prob.  for  F.  corde  du  roi  king's  cord.] 
  1.  A  sort  of  cotton  velveteen,  having  the  surface  raised  in 
  ridges. 
 
  2.  pl  Trousers  or  breeches  of  corduroy. 
 
  {Corduroy  road},  a  roadway  formed  of  logs  laid  side  by  side 
  across  it  as  in  marshy  places;  --  so  called  from  its 
  rough  or  ribbed  surface,  resembling  corduroy.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corduroy  \Cor"du*roy`\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  of  logs  laid  side  by  side  ``Roads  were  corduroyed.'' 
  --Gen.  W.  T.  Sherman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corduroy 
  adj  :  (of  roads)  made  of  logs  laid  down  crosswise;  "a  corduroy 
  road"  [syn:  {corduroy(a)},  {log(a)}] 
  n  :  a  cut  pile  fabric  with  vertical  ribs;  usually  made  of  cotton 
  [syn:  {cord}] 
  v  :  build  (a  road)  from  logs  laid  side  by  side 




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