People in Europe and Central Asia may have independently invented twill weaving, Grömer now concludes.
Grömer had previously reported that pieces of woven fabric found in Austria’s Hallstatt salt mine, where such delicate textiles preserve well, displayed the oldest known twill weave.
Textile archaeologist Karina Grömer of the Natural History Museum Vienna says she recognized twill weave on Turfan Man’s trousers when she examined them around five years ago.
The heavy twill veils oil spots, so the pants can pull double duty in the field and in town.
The team of wounded servicemen and women twill trek across 208 miles of the Antarctic to the geographic South Pole.
There were floral pants, printed bikinis, and even wedge heels covered in patterned silk twill.
And ’tis seven years ago since I saw them before, and ‘twill be seven years before I will see them again.
But once the story of the White Horse of Banba is told, ‘twill keep ringing in your ears till the dawn of your doom.’
"'Twill be the change of air makes Sir Rowland matutinal," said Diana, making a gallant recovery from her agitation.
Wear my white linen—it's perfectly fresh, and 'twill fit you, I'm sure.
"'Twill be somethin' good for Miss Nelly then," Bridget replied sagely.
On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to twill, such as: cotton, goods, material, stuff, bolt, and calico.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.