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a thin, plain cotton or linen fabric of fine close weave, usually white.
Historical Examples

The Spinner’s Book of Fiction Various
Rene Mauperin Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
Alas! Rhoda Broughton
Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
The Builders Ellen Glasgow
A Little Book of Profitable Tales Eugene Field
Seven Keys to Baldpate Earl Derr Biggers
The Midnight Queen May Agnes Fleming
The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch

a fine white linen or cotton fabric


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