Linsey-Woolsey. A coarse flannel of linen and wool mixed was first made at the village of Linsey, Suffolk County, England, in the year 1450. The linsey-woolsey of the present is a similar material, but into which cotton enters instead of linen, and with a weft of coarse, inferior wool. The attempt has been made to reserve the word linsey for a flannel of linen and wool mixed, and woolsey for a mixture of cotton and wool, but without success.