• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Muslined clothed with muslin
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. mousseline—It. mussolino, from Mosul in Mesopotamia.


In literature:

It must have a cap and base, and be covered with white cloth, over which fasten white tarleton muslin.
"Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants" by James H. Head
The figure was drawing aside the muslin veil from its head.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
Muslin, $6.50; library, $7.50.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
She wore a neat calico dress, fitting closely to the neck, and an apron of spotless white muslin.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
That window, however, was not only sashed and glazed, but shaded by a plain muslin curtain.
"Evenings at Donaldson Manor" by Maria J. McIntosh
She had a little white muslin folded fichu about her shoulders.
"Mary Gray" by Katharine Tynan
For coming up the path in a fine dress of pale yellow muslin and wearing a flower-trimmed hat was Lucia Horton.
"A Little Maid of Old Maine" by Alice Turner Curtis
The next morning, as I was coming up the steps with my white muslin apron fall of gathered flowers, I met Ernest Linwood.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The white muslin curtains were blowing idly as if June were in the air.
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
Two yards of stout muslin for abdominal binders.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler

In poetry:

So still, the muslin o'er her heart
Seemed with no breath to stir,
As silently she sat and heard
The tale I told to her.
"The Knight Of Normandy" by Marietta Holley
Here is a scrap of red and brown,
Like the old washer-woman's gown;
And here is muslin, pink and green,
And bits of calico between;
"The Sparrow's Nest" by Mary Botham Howitt
Till I seemed to have and hold,
In the vacancy
'Twixt the wall and me,
From the hair-plait's chestnut gold
To the foot in its muslin fold—-
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
Say, Delia, why, in muslin shade,
Ah! say, dost thou conceal those eyes?
Such little stars were never made,
I'm sure, to shine thro' misty skies.
"Lines To Delia On Her Wearing A Muslin Veil" by Sir John Carr
Like heaps of squashy berries under muslin
The town emerges out of crimson gauze.
Along the streets the boulevards are dragging
Their twilight with them, like a rank of dwarves.
"From early dawn the thirtieth of April..." by Boris Pasternak
"I watched her to-day; a more comely maid,
As she danced in her muslin bowed with blue,
Round a Hintock maypole never gayed."
—"Aye, aye; I watched her this day, too,
As it happens," the Sergeant said.
"San Sebastian" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

From the creators of the original muslin swaddling blanket company.
These extremely popular muslin cotton swaddles are great for not only swaddling babies but as stroller covers, nursing covers, burp cloths and so much more.
Bell's daughter, Elenore Simotas, invited her class over to decorate their muslin covered sofas from John Derian.
Inc in Rancho Dominguez, CA goes through hundreds of square yards of silk, muslin, canvas, and polyester.
Lightweight fabric & muslin (amount according to pattern envelope).
Might they mean "MUSLIN" tunics (since that was the clothing of the day).
The 78-year-old Chanel designer described the pleated muslin and organza dress with a ruffled collar as "perfect" for the pregnant bride .
In June, Alana Fearey Longwell had her first fitting with the muslin dress that would serve as the pattern for her wedding gown.
In June, Alana Fearey Longwell had her first fitting with the muslin dress that would serve as the pattern for her wedding gown .
The dress is made of Nainsook muslin with a tatted yoke.
Drapes specialists J&C Joel supplied 5.5 miles of special cotton muslin decorative panels and borders for Crufts 2006, the largest dog show in the world with more than 130,000 attendees and 24,000 canines.
But please Mr President, I truly need your reason for insisting a 15 minute movie could cause Muslims to kill our people, and attempt more murders all over the Muslin territory.
The Venezuelan poodle moth is even more bizarre-looking than your run-of-the-mill muslin moth .
Cut a 10-inch square of muslin, cheesecloth or plain cotton fabric, and place it on a flat surface.
The original panorama was painted on one long woven piece of cotton muslin in the late 1800s.