Leno

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Leno A light open cotton fabric used for window curtains.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leno A very thin linen cloth made in imitation of muslin, and sometimes called linen muslin. It is used for translucent window blinds, and for other purposes for which a gauzy fabric is needed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Leno lē′nō a thin linen like muslin.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. It. leno, weak, flexible

Usage

In literature:

Dan Leno, Herbert Campbell, and Little Tich all have it.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
ROVEREDO (10), an Austrian town in the Tyrol, pleasantly situated on the Leno, in the Laegerthal; is the centre of the Tyrolese silk trade.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Oh, I'm so glad, and so is Leno.
"Homestead on the Hillside" by Mary Jane Holmes
Wear leno, cambric, or silk, ladies, and then my manufactures will flourish.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
B. LENO 2/- Mechanical Dentistry.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
Chapter IX., GAUZE AND LENO FABRICS.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
This is of "leno," a cheap kind of strong gauze.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Are CAMPBELL, LENO, WILLIAMS, and "LITTLE TICH," all tragedians?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 7, 1893" by Various
The material usually employed in making the 'bag' is called leno.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The word, Illinois, is a French corruption of Leno.
"The History of Peru" by Henry S. Beebe
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In news:

President Obama recently joined Jay Leno on television again, and the two talked about who other than Donald Trump.
The necessary weirdness of Obama appearing on Leno .
Jay Leno had President Obama on 'The Tonight Show', where the President chose to address to challenge laid out by Donald Trump.
President Obama criticizes Mourdock's rape remarks on Leno show.
Appearing on the Jay Leno show, President Barack Obama criticized Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock for his remarks about rape and pregnancy during a debate.
President Obama visits Leno on 'Tonight.
Obama gets a long, free, smiley-face ride from Leno on 'Tonight'.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The presidential campaign trail makes its way to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno " tonight.
Jay Leno Led Harley-Davidson's Love Ride 29, Which Benefitted the USO.
Jay Leno speaks at last year's Love Ride 28.
Miley Cyrus Was On Jay Leno Friday Night.
Check out Gen Next on Jay Leno .
He told Jay Leno, he wears Liv Tyler's clothes.
Mel Gibson , left, tells "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, "I've got a little bit of a temper.".
Mel Gibson talks with Jay Leno.
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