* (l) (dialectal)
* (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)
(uncountable) A soft cloth material woven from wool, possibly combined with cotton or synthetic fibers.
* 2012 , Tom Lamont, How Mumford & Sons became the biggest band in the world'' (in ''The Daily Telegraph , 15 November 2012)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/nov/15/mumford-sons-biggest-band-world]
- With the weather turning colder, it was time to dig out our flannel sheets and nightclothes.
(New Zealand, British) A washcloth.
(slang) Soothing plausible untruth and half truth, claptrap - ''"Don't talk flannel" [http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/56/messages/708.html][http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-synonyms/claptrap][http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=19971103]
- First singer and guitarist Marcus Mumford, wearing a black suit, then bassist Ted Dwane, in leather bomber and T-shirt. Next bearded banjo player Winston Marshall, his blue flannel shirt hanging loose, and pianist Ben Lovett, wrapped in a woollen coat.
to rub with a flannel
to flatter; suck up to
(weaving) A pattern, characterised by diagonal ridges, created by the regular interlacing]] of threads of the warp and weft during [[weave, weaving.
* 1973 , P. R. Lord, M. H. Mohamed, Weaving: Conversion of Yarn to Fabric , 2nd Edition,
* 2000 , Walter S. Sondhelm, 4: Technical fabric structures - 1. Woven fabrics'', A. Richard Horrocks, Subhash C. Anand (editors), ''Handbook of Technical Textiles ,
- The twill' weave is always given a direction; a right-hand '''twill''' is one in which the '''twill''' line runs from bottom left to top right and a left-hand '''twill''' is one in which the '''twill''' line runs from bottom right to top left. The angle of the ' twill is determined by the amount of shift in the points of interlacing.
* 2002 , Dianne Rose Jackman, Mary K. Dixon, Jill Condra, The Guide to Textiles for Interiors ,
- Industrial uses of twill' fabrics are mainly restricted to simple twills and only simple '''twills''' are described here. Broken '''twills''', waved '''twills''', herringbone '''twills''' and elongated ' twills are extensively used for suiting and dress fabrics.
A cloth or portion of cloth woven in such a pattern.
* 2006 , Mark Montano, Carly Sommerstein, Window Treatments and Slipcovers For Dummies ,
- Herringbone'' fabrics are a twill''' variation having the ' twill line reversed at regular intervals.
- Plain cotton twills , such as canvas, sailcloth, and denim, in mediumweight fabrics, can be a good choice for informal rooms that receive considerable wear and tear, such as rec rooms, dens, playrooms, or children's bedrooms.
* twill tape
To weave (cloth, etc.) so as to produce the appearance of diagonal lines or ribs on the surface.