For each of the following types of 18th/19th century soldiers, tell their role in combat, any distinct weaponry or distinct dress, and the origin of the word:
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Tona did best, although she cheated on the origin question:
Cords have wale
Seersucker is woven with a pucker in one direction so it looks pre-wrinkled.
I googled it, so I didn't know before, but it's fascinating that it comes from a Persian phrase "milk and sugar" (sheer o shakar). I thought it came from India, because it's cooler & usually thinner than regular cotton so it's a good tropical fabric.
How about houndstooth? Where does that come from?
I'm pretty sure that just refers to the pattern itself, but it's usually wool, often worsted wool. Right?