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Synonyms for plaid

a cloth having a crisscross design

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Down with your plaid, Waverley,' cried Fergus, throwing off his own; 'we'll win silks for our tartans before the sun is above the sea.
Then dressing in Highland plaids and kilts, and making similar arrangements, with presents of rum, wine, or anything that is at hand.
In a few moments, his plaid cloak was cut into numerous strips.
It consisted of a brown body-coat with a great many brass buttons up the front and only one behind, a bright check neckerchief, a plaid waistcoat, soiled white trousers, and a very limp hat, worn with the wrong side foremost, to hide a hole in the brim.
A stormy evening of olive and silver was closing in, as Father Brown, wrapped in a grey Scotch plaid, came to the end of a grey Scotch valley and beheld the strange castle of Glengyle.
And, indeed, when Flambeau crossed the hill that morning, he saw that strange being, the just miser, digging at the desecrated grave, the plaid round his throat thrashing out in the mountain wind; the sober top hat on his head.
I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits, and march forward, as she said, "like stalwart soldiers.
A soldier, roused by the noise, unrolled his plaid, and looked up to see what was going forward.
In the afternoon Lord George came forth again, dressed in a black velvet coat, and trousers and waistcoat of the Gordon plaid, all of the same Quaker cut; and in this costume, which made him look a dozen times more strange and singular than before, went down on foot to Westminster.
His boots were, on a small scale, the boots of a ploughman, while his legs, so crossed and recrossed with scratches that they looked like maps, were bare below a very short pair of plaid drawers finished off with two frills of perfectly different patterns.
No longer confined to a schoolgirl's skirt or a Scottish kilt, this season's plaids and tartans melt into modern, halfabstract lines cast in red sequins as seen at Kenneth Cole; or take a more sophisticated route as Victoria Beckham did when she drew inspiration from the attitude of the modern woman.
Plaids national executive committee met in Aberystwyth yesterday to decide which option to adopt.
Phil Edwards, who was Plaids candidate in Clwyd West, where the party made a strong showing but came third, told Golwg, Four or five members of the Ruthin branch [Janet Ryders local branch] have spoken to me since the election.