worsted


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worst \Worst\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worsted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Worsting.] [See Worse, v. t. & a.]
   To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the
   better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit.
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         The . . . Philistines were worsted by the captivated
         ark.                                     --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worsted \Worst"ed\ (?; 277), n. [From Worsted, now spelled
   Worstead, a town in Norfolk, England; for Worthstead. See
   Worth, n., and Stead.]
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   1. Well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool which has been
      combed to lay the fibers parallel, used for carpets,
      cloth, hosiery, gloves, and the like.
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   2. Fine and soft woolen yarn, untwisted or lightly twisted,
      used in knitting and embroidery.
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