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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Design, Clothes & fashion
herringboneher‧ring‧bone /ˈherɪŋbəʊn $ -boʊn/ noun [uncountable]  AVDDCa pattern consisting of a continuous line of V shapes, used in cloth etc
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herringboneUnderneath was a moulded jetty, close-studding with a herringbone gable, carved flaming torches supporting an oriel window.Then a fountain-pen needle stitched up the lips of the wound in a neat blue herringbone pattern.There is a central herringbone brick pathway with flower beds on either side.Complete herringbone stitching at the lower part of side seams, above the mitres.It produces a slight herringbone effect on the face of the rug and a series of ridges along the back.
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