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[mass noun] Handwoven tweed made in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, especially on the island of Lewis and Harris.‘a length of Harris tweed’[as modifier] ‘a Harris tweed suit’[count noun] ‘a real Harris tweed repels water wonderfully’
- ‘‘Ach, well,’ he said, ‘there's plenty to see for free,’ and he proceeded to take me on a detour to view a 2,000-year-old battlement, then past a home where, through the open garage door, we could see a man weaving Harris tweed.’
- ‘Harris and Lewis, for example, are really one long island divided by a range of inhospitable, boulder-strewn mountains, but they produce the world-renowned Harris tweed, still made by hand on looms in islanders' homes.’
- ‘She added: ‘There will be an area devoted to renowned Scottish merchandise, such as whisky, knitwear, Harris tweed, and food but we will also showcase modern Scottish products.’’
- ‘In the past we've worked with Harris tweeds and tartans and we're now starting to commission our own checks and tartans, so we've got something really special to work with.’
- ‘Once seen as the attire of the upper classes and country sports crowd, Harris tweed has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years.’
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