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  • n  a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
  • 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

  • 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.
  • In 1888, an eccentric but zealous horticulturist named Nicholas Henry Ridley cut herringbone-shaped channels into the bark of several rubber trees grown from seedlings sent from .
  • Pressed and proper in a tie and herringbone jacket, despite more than a week of living in a crumbling warehouse, Chalabi told the American proconsul the looting must be stopped .
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  • 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...
    June 20, 2013 - Curbed
  • 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...
    June 19, 2013 - New York Post

  • BD Wong in Register News
    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...

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