One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of coarse woollen cloth formerly used for making clothes.
- ‘Traditionally the wool was used to make a length of cloth called a ‘Penistone’.’
- ‘Penistone had acquired a name for a special kind of wool product called a ‘Penistone’.’
Mid 16th century: from the name of a town in south Yorkshire, where the cloth was made.
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