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organdie

(esp US), organdy
a fine and slightly stiff cotton fabric used esp for dresses
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The organdie dress is part of "une charmante toilette" chosen for Lousteau's benefit; as for the journalist, "le drole s'etait mis sur le pied de guerre" (722).
The exhibition at the Bankfield Museum, Halifax, features felted 'pictures' and cotton organdie wall hangings in muted neutral colours.
You came down with your organdie dress on and lipstick an inch thick....
His fellow Lib Dem, Cardiff Central Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott, claimed pounds 1,709.60 for a four-poster bed and mattress, plus pounds 25 for surrounding organdie curtains.
It was for an pounds 859.60 Easton bed, an pounds 850 Firm Support 3 mattress, pounds 25 for Organdie cotton curtains and pounds 49 for deliveries.
Plants in the flowering stage were isolated in 39 cylindrical cages (80 by 100cm) and covered with organdie cloth.
They carry the Oankali organdie in their cells, which allows them to sense and manipulate genetic information, and, crucially, to mate species to species in the irresistible "gene trade" that feeds their "hunger for difference." While the Oankali say they are rescuing the humans from the biological imperative towards hierarchical behavior that has resulted in nuclear war, the way they force the humans to mate with them seems intrinsically violent.
Of these the most important were textiles: damask, fustian, muslin, organdie, atlas, satin and taffeta.
Enid was the youngest, still with a trace of childish plumpness, wearing blush-pink organdie trimmed with white rosebuds, and a wreath of rosebuds and a net of rosy ribbons in her hair.
The organdie bead-trimmed curtains, pounds 31.50 each, Bombay Duck (020 8749 3000).
The Christina Organdie beaded dress costs from pounds 44 to pounds 46, and the Rose Heart dress from pounds 70 to pounds 75.
Microtubules and the mechanism of directed organdie movement.