foulard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foulard a light plain-weave or twill-weave silk or silklike fabric (usually with a printed design)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foulard A thin, washable material of silk, or silk and cotton, usually with a printed pattern on it. It was originally imported from India, but now also made elsewhere.
    • Foulard an article of clothing made of foulard{1, such as a neckpiece.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foulard A soft, thin, and flexible washable silk, without twill. It was originally made in India, but is now successfully produced in the south of France.
    • n foulard Hence A silk handkerchief, especially one used as a cravat or to tie around the neck.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foulard fōōl′ard a soft untwilled silk fabric: a silk handkerchief.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

I do wish you would have that grey satin foulard of yours done up.
"Beyond the City" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The first sum was wrapped in a foulard handkerchief knotted by the four corners.
"The Village Rector" by Honore de Balzac
I was more moved still when Mongenod pulled out a ragged foulard handkerchief to wipe them away.
"The Brotherhood of Consolation" by Honore de Balzac
An hour later, Madame Martin, rested, fresh, in a gown of foulard and lace, went on the terrace where Miss Bell was waiting for her.
"The Red Lily, Complete" by Anatole France
It is smart when worn with a waistcoat of white flannel, white shirt and collar and gayly figured tie of silk foulard.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
If she raises her prices she can't make my new foulard.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
They are not coifed with kerchiefs of foulard With flowers brocaded.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
I do love gay colors, and it'll go with my pink foulard.
"The Golden Bird" by Maria Thompson Daviess
I'll put on my cream foulard, it is so warm.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
All these silk foulards will be offered as one lot.
"Potash & Perlmutter" by Montague Glass
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In poetry:

"Il sait que les foulards de soie
Give no retaliating whack -
Les gigots morts n'ont pas de quoi -
Le plomb don't ever hit you back."
"Thomas Winterbottom Hance" by William Schwenck Gilbert