Home » Dictionary » shoddy yarn

shoddy yarn

shoddy yarn
 n.— «I learnt that Panipat is the country’s biggest producer of shoddy yarn, importing rags from Europe, USA, Asia and Canada and spinning them into inexpensive yarn. In fact, its 350-plus shoddy spinning units give Panipat the distinction of having the largest number of shoddy spinning units in the world (Italy’s in the second place). Intrigued by what I’d heard, I decided to visit a shoddy yarn unit in the district.» —“Geetanjali Krishna: Nothing shoddy about it” by Geetanjali Krishna in New Delhi Business Standard (India) Sept. 9, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Blue Streak (episode #1598)

How long can a newly married woman be called a bride? Does bride apply only as long as her wedding day, or does it extend right on through the...

Left in the Lurch

A restaurant manager in Kokomo, Indiana, had an employee who failed to show up for work. This left him wondering about the phrase left in the lurch...