cretonne


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an unglazed heavy fabric

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Her head was leaned against the window curtains and in her nostrils was the odour of dusty cretonne.
Those were the pioneers at a time when South Wales boasted dynasties of drapers - Dan Evans in Barry, RT Jones in Merthyr Tydfil, George Rees and Jones in the Valleys - symbolised, perhaps, by Mr Mog Edwards, of Milkwood, who loved Myfanwy Price "more than all the flannelette and calico, candlewick, dimity, crash and merino, tussore, cretonne muslin, poplin, ticking and twill in the whole Cloth Hall of the World".
The story dwells on the aesthetics of the change: on buying and covering items in rose-covered cretonne or white paint and on the farmhouse's hidden potential for modern stylishness.
A decrepit woman then starts describing to Nellie her futile search for English cretonne in Manhattan stores, and the narrator explains Nellie's bewilderment: "How contemptible was a life weighted down with rugs and chairs, a consciousness stuffed with portables, virtue incarnate in cretonne and evil represented by rep.
might soil" by contact with her surroundings, "[s]he spent some of her week's pay in the purchase of flowered cretonne for a lambrequin.
Strangers gave us a broom, a lamp, some cretonne to drape around the ugly packing case which served as my first desk.
Sous un ciel de cretonne Pompadour et comment Une petite auto Navigue Et l'echo ment
Thick cretonne hangings are hooked in front of the beds all the length of the car on each side, thus closing them in.
Toile de Jouy An unglazed chintz or cretonne that is printed in a single color with scenic prints of people and places from the 18th and 19th centuries.
In the New Yorker, the wife writes to her husband with a London pencil that reminds "her in its whole length and body of the flat, the cretonne, the linoleum, the fog (as if the disgusting powdery patches of where all her handkerchiefs had dried on the mirror were everything), the very beds--of where the letter must go" (p.
Contract award notice: 780 000 cotton bags with two short handles, about 137 g / m, 100% cotton cretonne, size approx 31 x 35 cm, natural.