Word of the Week: Worsted

boy_studyingAs in:  “Accordingly, the good lady bundled up her darlings in woollen jackets and wadded sacks, and put comforters round their necks, and a pair of striped gaiters on each little pair of legs, and worsted mittens on their hands, and gave them a kiss apiece, by way of a spell to keep away Jack Frost” (Hawthorne, 1851, p.13).

Hawthorne, N. (1851). The snow image  Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com/lib/emmanuel/docDetail.action?docID=2001794&p00=worsted%20snow

The library’s Credo Reference collection of e-books includes several entries about worsted. Credo Reference is a collection of over 590 reference titles covering a variety of disciplines.

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