cambric


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cambric

a fine white linen or cotton fabric

cambric

[′kam‚brik]
(textiles)
Tightly woven cotton with one side calendered to resemble linen.
Linen with a sheen.
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Then, and then only, the discreet child rose on tiptoe, disappeared noiselessly in the direction of her bedchamber, and came back to me carrying something carefully wrapped up in her best cambric handkerchief.
he added, yielding with a sigh to the orders of his nurse, who had flown for the eye-wash and linen cambric handkerchief.
Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.
The pony had wandered eight or ten yards further away; and he had managed, somehow, to remove himself from the middle of the road: I found him seated in a recumbent position on the bank, - looking very white and sickly still, and holding his cambric handkerchief (now more red than white) to his head.
The finest cambric might indeed be supposed from envy to cover that bosom which was much whiter than itself.
It's very stupid, but it'll pass off," said Anna quickly, and she bent her flushed face over a tiny bag in which she was packing a nightcap and some cambric handkerchiefs.
By the time I was settled, Rosanna had dried her own eyes with a very inferior handkerchief to mine-- cheap cambric.
Fairlie twisted himself round in his chair, polished the magnifying glass with his delicate cambric handkerchief, and indulged himself with a sidelong inspection of the open volume of etchings.
Bounderby sat looking at her, as, with the points of a stiff, sharp pair of scissors, she picked out holes for some inscrutable ornamental purpose, in a piece of cambric.
During the next two months their wardrobe was expanded when sufficient cloth and cambric were acquired to make twelve shirts and eight cravats.
Hazen Paper Company, Holyoke, MA, offers four new rotary embossing patterns: new cambric, scallops, mini diamonds and ponytails.
8] And a 1621 "note of my maister his wearing Lynen" includes thirteen handkerchers: one "old," three with bone lace, seven of plain holland, and two of cambric.