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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dimity  \Dim"i*ty\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  Gr  ?  of  double  thread,  dimity; 
  di-  =  di`s-  twice  +  ?  a  thread  of  the  warp;  prob.  through  D. 
  diemet  of  F.  dimite,  d['e]mitte.  Cf  {Samite}.] 
  A  cotton  fabric  employed  for  hangings  and  furniture 
  coverings,  and  formerly  used  for  women's  under-garments.  It 
  is  of  many  patterns,  both  plain  and  twilled,  and  occasionally 
  is  printed  in  colors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dimity 
  n  :  a  strong  cotton  fabric  with  a  raised  pattern;  used  for 
  bedcovers  and  curtains 




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