linen


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Synonyms for linen

a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant

a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish

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white goods or clothing made with linen cloth

References in classic literature ?
She showed her how to make a pretty trimming of narrow white linen tape, by folding it in pointed shapes and sewing it down very flat with neat little stitches.
Some of the hacked swords were tied to the wrists of those who carried them, with strips of linen and fragments of dress: ligatures various in kind, but all deep of the one colour.
The girl had lined it on all sides with the softest cloth she could get, well quilted underneath, furnished it with her baby's bed, provided me with linen and other necessaries, and made everything as convenient as she could.
In the meantime in the hut the cat was busy weaving the linen and tangling the threads as it wove.
Does she bring with her a basket of fair linen, shirts, kerchiefs, socks- not that wear any- to coax me?
This circumstance will explain the excessive nicety of his linen.
Your wife, in going to Rue de Vaugirard and Rue de la Harpe, did not go to find linen drapers.
Moreover, you have five sons at home, two of them married, while the other three are good looking bachelors; you know they always like to have clean linen when they go to a dance, and I have been thinking about all this.
to prepare flax for weaving as linen it is softened(technically, "retted") by soaking in water, separated from its woody fibers by beating ("scutched"--this seems to be what Cooper means by "crackling"), and finally combed ("hatcheled")}
I lived to watch on a strange shore a black and youthful Nausicaa, with a joyous train of attendant maidens, carrying baskets of linen to a clear stream overhung by the heads of slender palm-trees.
Everything was looking at its brightest at this moment, for the sun shone right on the pewter dishes, and from their reflecting surfaces pleasant jets of light were thrown on mellow oak and bright brass--and on a still pleasanter object than these, for some of the rays fell on Dinah's finely moulded cheek, and lit up her pale red hair to auburn, as she bent over the heavy household linen which she was mending for her aunt.
A week before the French had had boot leather and linen issued to them, which they had given out to the prisoners to make up into boots and shirts for them.
Two splinters of wood, and some linen for a bandage.
The cool guests on the verandas needed clean linen.
AN Ambitious Writer, distinguished for the condition of his linen, was travelling the high road to fame, when he met a Tramp.