Farmer's satin
Satin Sat"in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz-t["u]n, sz-twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface. [1913 Webster]

Cloths of gold and satins rich of hue. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Denmark satin}, a kind of lasting; a stout worsted stuff, woven with a satin twill, used for women's shoes.

{Farmer's satin}. See under {Farmer}.

{Satin bird} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian bower bird. Called also {satin grackle}.

{Satin flower} (Bot.) See {Honesty}, 4.

{Satin spar}. (Min.) (a) A fine fibrous variety of calcite, having a pearly luster. (b) A similar variety of gypsum.

{Satin sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), the shining flycatcher ({Myiagra nitida}) of Tasmania and Australia. The upper surface of the male is rich blackish green with a metallic luster.

{Satin stone}, satin spar. [1913 Webster]


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  • farmer's satin — Italian I*tal ian, a. [Cf. F. italien, It. italiano. Cf. {Italic}.] Of or pertaining to Italy, or to its people or language. [1913 Webster] {Italian cloth} a light material of cotton and worsted; called also {farmer s satin}. {Italian iron}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • farmer's satin — noun : a lustrous durable fabric in satin weave with a cotton warp and a worsted or cotton filling used especially for linings and dresses …   Useful english dictionary

  • Satin — Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin bird — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin flower — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satin grackle — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin spar — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin sparrow — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Satin stone — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Farmer — Farm er (f[aum]rm [ e]r), n. [Cf. F. fermier.] One who farms; as: (a) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant. Smart. (b) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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