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muslin,

general name for plain woven fine white cottons for domestic use. It is believed that muslins were first made at Mosul (now a city of Iraq). They were widely made in India, from where they were first imported to England in the late 17th cent. Early muslins were often woven or embroidered with gold. Swiss muslin is a modern crisp, semitransparent fabric, either dyed or white, and sometimes figured. Certain sheetings are known as muslins. Bookbinders' muslin, made in Scotland, is fine and crisp.

Muslin

 

a plain weave cotton or silk fabric. Cotton muslin is made from calico that has been bleached and has undergone minimal fabric finishing. It is used mainly for linens. Silk muslin is a fine transparent fabric made of single-thread, twisted natural silk; it is used for dresses and theatrical costumes.

muslin

[′məz·lən]
(textiles)
A thin to coarse-textured plain-weave cotton.

muslin

a fine plain-weave cotton fabric
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Tilney was polite enough to seem interested in what she said; and she kept him on the subject of muslins till the dancing recommenced.
"These white muslins and pretty silks will keep for years, so I should lay them by till they are needed.
Once more Miss Fairlie's figure, bright and soft in its snowy muslin dress--her face prettily framed by the white folds of the handkerchief which she had tied under her chin--passed by us in the moonlight.
My eyes fixed upon the white gleam of her muslin gown and head-dress in the moonlight, and a sensation, for which I can find no name--a sensation that quickened my pulse, and raised a fluttering at my heart--began to steal over me.
All my attention was concentrated on the white gleam of Miss Fairlie's muslin dress.
Beaufort met them in a girlish cloud of mauve muslin and floating veils.
Reggie Chivers, the Merry girls, and divers rosy Thorleys, Dagonets and Mingotts, stood behind her in a lovely anxious group, brown heads and golden bent above the scores, and pale muslins and flower-wreathed hats mingled in a tender rainbow.
She was dressed, like Rachel, in sober gray, with the muslin folded neatly across her round, plump little chest.
"I'm so glad I know," she said, "and so glad I could see her just as she was when she tied that white muslin hat under her chin and saw her yellow curls and her sky-blue eyes in the glass.
Harriet, tempted by every thing and swayed by half a word, was always very long at a purchase; and while she was still hanging over muslins and changing her mind, Emma went to the door for amusement.Much could not be hoped from the traffic of even the busiest part of Highbury; Mr.
Women wearing a sari made of fine quality fabric (such as muslin) with elaborate designs and intricate motifs represent high status while rough cotton saris indicate the lower economic station of the woman.
1) Line a large sieve with two layers of muslin and place over a large bowl.