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, 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 delaine — noun : delaine 1 * * * muslin delaine, = mousseline de laine. (Cf. ↑mousseline de laine) …   Useful english dictionary

  • muslin delaine. — See mousseline de laine. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • muslin delaine. — See mousseline de laine. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delaine — De*laine , n. [See Muslin delaine, under {Muslin}.] A kind of fabric for women s dresses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delaine — /dəˈleɪn/ (say duh layn) noun a thin woollen fabric, often having a printed pattern; mousseline de laine. {shortened form of muslin delaine, from French mousseline de laine woollen muslin} …   Australian English dictionary

  • delaine — /deuh layn /, n. 1. (cap.) See Delaine Merino. 2. a high quality wool of combing length often used in worsteds. 3. a high grade worsted dress goods formerly in use. [1830 40; < F (mousseline) de laine (muslin) of wool] * * * ▪ fabric …   Universalium

  • delaine — də̇ˈlān, dēˈ noun ( s) Etymology: French (mousseline) de laine muslin of wool 1. : a lightweight dress fabric of wool or wool and cotton made in prints or solid colors 2. usually capitalized [by shortening] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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