herringbone herringbone

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
  2. (n) a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving, masonry, parquetry, embroidery

Usage(s):

  1. Neatly clad in a brown herringbone suit, a spare, tight-lipped little man walked into a room in the Department of Agriculture one day last month, obligingly posed for cameramen.
  2. His work was as doggedly patterned as herringbone cloth.
  3. The backs of its arms and legs, meanwhile, are draped in multiple filaments arranged in a classic herringbone pattern around a central stem.

News

  1. CurbedWire: Manhattan's $35M Sale; Guest Editors at House Beautiful

    Photo via Curbed NY NYC—The Ellen Biddle Shipman house, a huge, elegant, century-old mansion on Manhattan's East Side, has sold for $35M, according to the New York Observer. The 20-foot-wide townhouse has New York's best herringbone floors and New York's...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Curbed

  2. They're out of their grinds!

    Portlandia preciousness: Stumptown **** The brew: The Oregon-based coffee spot just opened its second location in Manhattan (30 W. Eighth St.), a 1,600-square-foot, artfully lit stunner featuring walnut herringbone floors and a custom-built, wood-paneled La Marzocco espresso machine to match. There’s also a stand-alone brew bar where you can...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  • "The dad's philosophy is that the boy is going to start playing a role to help the family survive in hard times," Mr. Wong says. "They go to a men's store and the tailor suggests the fabric herringbone. There'sa song about the suit, about...
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: BD Wong Source: Register News

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