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n. pl. le·nos
1. Weaving in which the warp yarns are paired and twisted.
2. A fabric having such a weave.

[Perhaps from French linon, linen fabric, from lin, flax, from Old French, from Latin līnum; see linen.]


n, pl -nos
1. (Textiles) (in textiles) a weave in which the warp yarns are twisted together in pairs between the weft or filling yarns
2. (Textiles) a fabric of this weave
[C19: probably from French linon lawn, from lin flax, from Latin līnum. See linen]


(Biography) Dan, original name George Galvin. 1860–1904, British music-hall entertainer, noted esp for his pantomime performances: he died insane


(ˈli noʊ)

n., pl. -nos,
adj. n.
1. Also called le′no weave`. a weave structure in which paired warp yarns are intertwined, producing a firm, open mesh.
2. any fabric in this weave.
3. made in leno weave.
[1850–55; perhaps < French linon lawn « Latin līnum flax]
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During the walk home, just past the unfinished museum, I expected to run into Leni as I usually did in that part of town, his face hidden behind a muffler and heavy wool cap.
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People love the countryside in Wales, it's in our blood," says Leni.
Cyfres yw hi ble mae wyth o bobl ifanc yn gadael eu bywyd modern, gadael eu straightners, eu jel gwallt, cyfrifiaduron a'u ffonau symudol - pob dim - a mynd allan i fyw yn y goedwig yng ngorllewin Cymru," meddai Leni a ddaw o Bont-y-clun yn wreiddiol ond sydd bellach yn byw yng Nghaerdydd.
Seal - who has three children with Heidi, Henry, four, Johan, three, and six-week-old Lou - has been given the go-ahead by Flavio to adopt Leni.
Seal said: "It gives me great joy to announce that Heidi, Leni, Henry and I are expecting a new addition to our ever-increasing family.
Seal, 42, hasalready taken to fatherhood and dotes on Leni, Heidi's daughter with F1 boss Flavio Briatore.
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