How to use Serges in a sentence
The wool manufacture flourished at Honiton in the reign of Henry VII., and it is said to have been the first town at which serges were made, but the industry entirely declined during the 19th century.
The town was formerly noted for serges, and in 1641 the inhabitants represented their distress owing to the decline of the woollen trade.
The town formerly had a considerable manufacture of serges and shalloons, or light woollen linings, so called from Chalons-sur-Marne, France.
Third on the list of continental producers is Switzerland; Zurich takes the lead with broad goods (failles, armures, satins, serges, &c.), and Basel rivals St Etienne in the ribbon trade.
Devon produced serges or " long ells ", unusually long cloths with combed wool warps and carded wool wefts in a twill weave.Advertisement