Worsted

Yarn or thread made of wool; so called from Worsted in Norfolk, now a village, but once a large market-town with at least as many thousand inhabitants as it now contains hundreds. (Camden.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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