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Words related to cretonne

an unglazed heavy fabric

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They were housed behind a cretonne curtain patterned with yellow and black geometric shapes threaded onto curtain wire, which was pulled tight across the sink and fastened onto two cup hooks.
At the end of reperfusion, blood samples were collected from the heart chambers to measure the myocardial enzyme leakage including cretonne phosphokinase (CPK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).
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".
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.