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 for herringbone
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Herringbone \Her"ring*bone`\ (h[e^]r"r[i^]ng*b[=o]n`), a.
     Pertaining to, or like, the spine of a herring; especially,
     characterized by an arrangement of work in rows of parallel
     lines, which in the alternate rows slope in different
     [1913 Webster]
     Herringbone stitch, a kind of cross-stitch in needlework,
        chiefly used in flannel. --Simmonds.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a twilled fabric with a herringbone pattern
      2: a pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the
         lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent
         columns sloping the other way; it is used in weaving,
         masonry, parquetry, embroidery [syn: herringbone,
         herringbone pattern]

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