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A kind of coarse, heavy linen or cotton used for such items as furnishings and sacks.
- ‘The four women in the canoe had bright handkerchiefs over their hair, they wore bits of faded blue osnaburg.’
Late Middle English: alteration of Osnabrück, where the cloth was originally produced.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.