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Three-piled, set with a thick, rich pile; of first-rate quality: “thou art good velvet; thou 'rt a t. piece,” Meas. I, 2, 33 (perhaps with a hidden meaning similar to the German dreihärig, or with an allusion to peeled, i. e. stripped of hair). Metaphorically, == superfine, exaggerated: “t. hyperboles,” LLL V, 2, 407.
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