Book muslin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Book muslin A kind of muslin used for the covers of books.
    • Book muslin A kind of thin white muslin for ladies' dresses.
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Usage

In literature:

I always feel that to live up to them would include wearing book-muslin with gigot sleeves.
"House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
I was just a pretty girl in a book muslin frock and a white sash, with a rose at my breast.
"The Man Between" by Amelia E. Barr
Clytie's low-necked white book muslin rested softly on Clytie's white, plump shoulders.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
But them politicians had on their usual run of clothes, they didn't have on white book muslin robes.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4." by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
It wuz made of a white book muslin, and Jenette Finster made it.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete" by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
The wet bran should be put on with flannel, and the dry with a piece of book muslin.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
I'm gettin' a new frock, white book muslin, trimmed wi' green leaves an' a green sash.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
Lucina's doll was very large, and finely attired in stiff book-muslin and pink ribbons.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Ordinary book-muslin bandages are as good as anything for this purpose, as they can be reinforced by a stronger form outside them.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Morocco cloth is American, but has no advantage over plain muslin or book cloth, that I am aware of.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
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