Linen pattern
Linen Lin"en, n. [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin flax, AS. l[=i]n flax, whence l[=i]nen made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., & MHG. l[=i]n flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin flax, Goth. lein linen, L. linum flax, linen, Gr. li`non. Cf. {Line}, {Linseed}.] 1. Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; -- used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc.; as, bed linens ``In linen white as milk.'' --Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

2. Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

{Linen draper}, a dealer in linen.

{Linen prover}, a small microscope for counting the threads in a given space in linen fabrics.

{Linen scroll}, {Linen pattern} (Arch.), an ornament for filling panels, copied from the folds of a piece of stuff symmetrically disposed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • linen pattern — noun or linen scroll : linenfold * * * linen scroll or linen pattern, Architecture. a form of decorative ornament suggesting the convolutions of rolled or folded linen, used to fill panels, especially during the Tudor period in England …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linen — Lin en, n. [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin flax, AS. l[=i]n flax, whence l[=i]nen made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., & MHG. l[=i]n flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin flax, Goth. lein linen, L. linum flax, linen, Gr. li non. Cf. {Line},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linen draper — Linen Lin en, n. [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin flax, AS. l[=i]n flax, whence l[=i]nen made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., & MHG. l[=i]n flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin flax, Goth. lein linen, L. linum flax, linen, Gr. li non. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linen prover — Linen Lin en, n. [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin flax, AS. l[=i]n flax, whence l[=i]nen made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., & MHG. l[=i]n flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin flax, Goth. lein linen, L. linum flax, linen, Gr. li non. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linen scroll — Linen Lin en, n. [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin flax, AS. l[=i]n flax, whence l[=i]nen made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., & MHG. l[=i]n flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin flax, Goth. lein linen, L. linum flax, linen, Gr. li non. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linen scroll — noun see linen pattern * * * linen scroll or linen pattern, Architecture. a form of decorative ornament suggesting the convolutions of rolled or folded linen, used to fill panels, especially during the Tudor period in England …   Useful english dictionary

  • Linen — is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum . Linen is labor intensive to manufacture, but when it is made into garments, it is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. It is superior to… …   Wikipedia

  • Linen scroll — Scroll Scroll, n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E. escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. [ e]crou entry in the jail book, LL. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD. schroode a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E. shred. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Napkin pattern — Napkin Nap kin, n. [Dim. of OF. nape a tablecloth, cloth, F. nappe, L. mappa. See {Napery}.] 1. A little towel, made of cloth or paper, esp. one for wiping the fingers and mouth at table. [1913 Webster] 2. A handkerchief. [Obs.] Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linenizing — is the process of impressing a linen like pattern onto the surface of paper, cloth or other malleable substance.Linenizing is most frequently done on paper products and its use on paper products goes back to the early part of the 20th… …   Wikipedia

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