Dim"i*ty (?), n. [Prob. fr. Gr. of double thread, dimity; = twice + a thread of the warp; prob. through D. diemet, of F. dimite, d'emitte. Cf. Samite.]

A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors.


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