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flannelette

a cotton imitation of flannel

flannelette

[¦flan·əl¦et]
(textiles)
Plain cotton weave finished with a nap on one side. Also known as kimono flannel.
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She wraps herself once more with the flannelette sheet before spreading the quilt on top of her and ducks her head under the covers before checking the photograph of her family one last time on her iPhone.
Then the seeds were put on culture dishes with black flannelette (10 cm 10 cm) at an angle of 85 from the horizontal.
She said: "As a child, I loved getting into bed on Monday nights when we had clean flannelette sheets.
The first respirator prototype was little more than a flannelette bag soaked in sodium thiosulphate, which at the time was best known as an agent for developing photographs.
The ticks were collected from the vegetation at natural sites surveyed in Castilla-La Mancha by blanket dragging with a cotton flannelette during fall 2009 and springsummer 2010 (Figure, panel A) and classified (5).
The word Auntie meant a warm flannelette back in bed, a tobacco kiss, yet the bed was empty and her mouth gone.
In addition to his own view of the German captain Marlow also quotes the words of Archie Ruthvel, the principal shipping master and another Englishman, who sees him as "something round and enormous, resembling a sixteen-hundredweight sugar-hogshead wrapped in striped flannelette, up-ended in the middle of the large floor space in the office" (Conrad, Jim 38).
From 37 * * * They find me down by the river in my flannelette nightie.
Yes, from the last sentence you've guessed that, unlike The Apprentice, which has fans of all ages, those over 30 would be advised to pop on their flannelette bedclothes and have an early night.
For example a cotton sheet feels cool whereas a flannelette sheet, which is pro- duced by raising the surface of a cotton fabric, feels comparatively warm.
British firm Leopold Frank's flannelettes came in pink and dark red and Marshal and Alston's suitings included purple and green, but colours were curtailed by the war, as letters beginning in late 1915 show: "we can only execute this [order] indifferently"; "pink we must omit"; "fancy flannelette plaids are now impossible to procure as tartans are prohibited by the Government owing to quantity of dye required.
The ad features former All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick congratulating fellow New Zealanders for "selflessly stepping out into the bed chambers of this fine country, throwing aside your natural instincts, and your lacy lingerie, standing proudly in your flannelette pyjamas and whispering 'I love you, New Zealand'.