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- n. Thick coarse heavily napped wool mostly used in winter clothing for the poor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thick woolen cloth.
Scandinavian; compare Icelandic for a woollen stuff, Danish vadmel, Old Norse vaðmál cloth measure. Compare wad a small mass, and woodmeil (Wiktionary)