linnebaai, noun

Forms:
linaby, linebayiShow more Also linaby, linebayi, linenbaai, linnebaay.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch, linne linen + baai baize, coarse woollen cloth.
obs.
A fabric of wool and linen, used during the 19th century for clothing.
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 18 May 80 (b)On Friday, the 25th May, a Public Sale will be held..of..Duffles, Baize, Linnebaai, Flannels, worsted and cotton Hose.
1832 J. Collett Accounts. I. 4 Aug.To 6 pieces Linaby @ 9/ — 5400.
1833 Graham’s Town Jrnl 18 July 4Chintz, plain and printed Muslins, Voerchits, Linnebaay, sail Canvass.
1833 Graham’s Town Jrnl 5 Sept. 1Voerchits, brown Punjums and Baftas, Linenbaai, sail Cloth.
1870 H.H. Dugmore Reminisc. of Albany Settler (1958) 33The qualities of the linebayi and the wolkombersen were elaborately discussed.
A fabric of wool and linen, used during the 19th century for clothing.

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