Bengaline - definition of bengaline by The Free Dictionary
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A fabric having a crosswise ribbed effect made of silk, wool, or synthetic fibers.
[French, from Bengale, Bengal.]
bengaline (ˈbɛŋɡəˌliːn; ˌbɛŋɡəˈliːn)
(Textiles) a heavy corded fabric, esp silk with woollen or cotton cord
[C19: from French; see Bengal, -ine1; first produced in Bengal]
ben•ga•line (ˈbɛŋ gəˌlin, ˌbɛŋ gəˈlin)
a lustrous fabric with heavy crosswise cords, woven of silk, cotton, worsted, etc.
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Give your legs a berry good update with New Look's slim-leg Bengaline
The daughter of Starcraft started slowly and had a mountain to climb with the David Nicholls-trained pair Scrooby Doo and Bengaline
as they powered on into a wide-margin lead over the favourite, who briefly hit a high of 17 in running.
linen-covered cocktail tables and ivory Chopin linen-covered tables were topped with arrangements of hydrangeas, tulips, Dendrobium orchids, and gold curly willow.
It's her ivory bengaline
silk gown that Rhett bought her on their honeymoon in New Orleans.
For example, Blair pairs a front-zip marled knit sweater to a classic pair of stretch Bengaline
pants in matching sage.