Muslin cambric
Muslin Mus"lin, n. [F. mousseline; cf. It. mussolino, mussolo, Sp. muselina; all from Mussoul a city of Mesopotamia, Ar. Mausil, Syr. Mauzol, Muzol, Mosul, where it was first manufactured. Cf. {Mull} a kind of cloth.] A thin cotton, white, dyed, or printed. The name is also applied to coarser and heavier cotton goods; as, shirting and sheeting muslins. In sheeting, muslin is not as finely woven as {percale}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Muslin cambric}. See {Cambric}.

{Muslin delaine}, a light woolen fabric for women's dresses. See {Delaine}. [Written also {mousseline de laine}.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Muslin — Mus lin, n. [F. mousseline; cf. It. mussolino, mussolo, Sp. muselina; all from Mussoul a city of Mesopotamia, Ar. Mausil, Syr. Mauzol, Muzol, Mosul, where it was first manufactured. Cf. {Mull} a kind of cloth.] A thin cotton, white, dyed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muslin delaine — Muslin Mus lin, n. [F. mousseline; cf. It. mussolino, mussolo, Sp. muselina; all from Mussoul a city of Mesopotamia, Ar. Mausil, Syr. Mauzol, Muzol, Mosul, where it was first manufactured. Cf. {Mull} a kind of cloth.] A thin cotton, white, dyed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cambric muslin — cambric cam bric (k[a^]m br[i^]k), n. [OE. camerike, fr. Cambrai (Flemish Kamerik), a city of France (formerly of Flanders), where it was first made.] 1. A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or linen. [1913 Webster] He hath ribbons of all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cambric — cam bric (k[a^]m br[i^]k), n. [OE. camerike, fr. Cambrai (Flemish Kamerik), a city of France (formerly of Flanders), where it was first made.] 1. A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or linen. [1913 Webster] He hath ribbons of all the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • mousseline de laine — Muslin Mus lin, n. [F. mousseline; cf. It. mussolino, mussolo, Sp. muselina; all from Mussoul a city of Mesopotamia, Ar. Mausil, Syr. Mauzol, Muzol, Mosul, where it was first manufactured. Cf. {Mull} a kind of cloth.] A thin cotton, white, dyed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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