Swiss muslin

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swiss muslin

(Textiles) a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
[C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland]

Swiss′ mus′lin

a crisp, sheer muslin often woven or printed with raised dots or figures (dotted swiss), used esp. for curtains and summer clothing.
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Promptly appeared in the house a yard of dotted Swiss muslin, and Saxon was deep in experimenting on patterns for herself, and in sorting her bits of laces for suitable trimmings.

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