Worsted vs Sagathy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between worsted and sagathy
is that worsted
is yarn made from long strands of wool while sagathy
is a fine twilled worsted fabric which was used formerly for clothes and curtains and is similar to serge.
As a verb worsted
As an adjective worsted
is defeated, overcome.
Named after Worsted (now (Worstead)), a town in Norfolk, England.
Yarn made from long strands of wool.
The fine, smooth fabric made from such wool yarn.
* 1902 , (Joseph Conrad),
- "Yes, young people are usually blind to everything but their own wishes, and seldom imagine how much those wishes cost others," said Mrs. Garth She did not mean to go beyond this salutary general doctrine, and threw her indignation into a needless unwinding of her worsted , knitting her brow at it with a grand air.
The Heart of Darkness.
- He had tied a bit of white worsted round his neck -- Why? Where did he get it? Was it a badge -- an ornament -- a charm -- a propitiatory act? Was there any idea at all connected with it?
* (fine wool fabric) gabardine, serge, tamin, whipcord
Participle adjective of the verb (worst).
* 1869 , (Louisa May Alcott),
- Jo carried her love of liberty and hate of conventionalities to such an unlimited extent that she naturally found herself worsted in an argument.
a fine twilled worsted fabric which was used formerly for clothes and curtains and is similar to serge