1893 text

Shag was a stuff similar to plush. In 1703 a youth who was missing is described in an advertisement as wearing “red shag breeches, striped with black stripes.” (Planche’s “Cyclopxdia of Costume “).


This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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Shag:

noun.
A fabric made by weaving, felting, knitting or crocheting fibers.

A coarse long nap, as on a woolen cloth.

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