lustring


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lustring

(ˈlʌstrɪŋ) or

lutestring

n
(Textiles) a glossy silk cloth, formerly used for clothing, upholstery, etc
[C17: from Italian lustrino, from lustro lustre]
References in classic literature ?
I got safe to my lodgings with this cargo, which was a piece of fine black lustring silk, and a piece of velvet; the latter was but part of a piece of about eleven yards; the former was a whole piece of near fifty yards.