tarlatan

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tarlatan

[′tär·lət·ən]
(textiles)
A thin, open-mesh, transparent muslin used for stiffening or decorating.
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There now, the trays are ready, and everything in but my ball dress, which I shall leave for Mother to pack," said Meg, cheering up, as she glanced from the half-filled trunk to the many times pressed and mended white tarlatan, which she called her `ball dress' with an important air.
So out came the tarlatan, looking older, limper, and shabbier than ever beside Sallie's crisp new one.
"She's proud, but I don't believe she'd mind, for that dowdy tarlatan is all she has got.