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mo·reen

 (mə-rēn′, mô-)
n.
A sturdy fabric of wool, cotton, or wool and cotton, often with an embossed finish, used especially for upholstery.

[Possibly from moiré.]

moreen

(mɒˈriːn)
n
(Textiles) a heavy, usually watered, fabric of wool or wool and cotton, used esp in furnishing
[C17: perhaps from moire, influenced by velveteen]

mo•reen

(məˈrin)

n.
a heavy fabric of wool or cotton with a moiré finish.
[1685–95; mor- (perhaps alter. of moiré) + (velvet)een]
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Noun1.moreen - a heavy fabric of wool (or wool and cotton) used mostly in upholstery or for curtains
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement.
Here, squire, is the scissors,” said Remarkable, producing from beneath her petticoat of green moreen a pair of dull-looking shears;
It was getting towards the chillest moment of the morning, the fire had got low, and she could see through the chink between the moreen window-curtains the light whitened by the blind.
Bowls's front parlour, with the red moreen curtains, and the round looking-glass, with the chained eagle above, gazing upon the back of the ticket in the window which announced "Apartments to Let.
21, Eileen Glover 13; Lynda Drury (New Mill) 21, Doreen Smith 17; Linda Gledhill (New Mill) 21, Margaret Shaw 5; Lorraine Hirst (Linthwaite Hall) 18, Susan Schmeckel 21; Carron McGrath (Linthwaite Hall) 21, Ann Crank 13; Suzanne Howarth (New Mill) 21, Janet Walker 13; Chloe Hirst (Halifax) 19, Sue Berry 21; Alicia Ormsby (Meltham) 19, Moreen Price 21; Karen Gant (Meltham) 21, Alison Barlow 20; Julie Mallinson (Lockwood Con) 21, Pat Roscoe 11; Suzi Ladbrooke (Lockwood Con.
ANIMAL rights campaigner Moreen Davie's deep conviction against animal cruelty earned her the admiration of colleagues around the country.
Away: Abigail W Jones 12 Jenny Ramsdale 21; Rachel Hawker 21 Susan Schmechel 20; Gay Cooper 21 Margaret Shaw 13; Lyn Langford 21 Doreen Smith 6; Miriam Forder 21 Alison Barlow 16; Diana Johnson 9 Ann Crank 21; Sue Dace 21 Janet Walker 8; Olwen Edwards 10 Sue Berry 21; Sue Vayro 21 Eileen Glover 12; Dawn McDougall 12 Moreen Price 21; Jane Jones 15 Pat Roscoe 21; Jane Bowler 12 Louise Ollerton 21.
Tel 029 2048 4506 DAVIE A Moreen Beloved mother of Kirsty, grandmother of Amelie, passed away peacefully, in Glasgow, on Friday April 17.
Beloved husband of the late Moreen, much loved dad of Stephen, Paul and Stuart, dear father-in-law of Kath, Allison and Sue, devoted grandad of Scott, Gemma, Michelle, Jack, Sam and Tara, also great-grandad of Layton, Lewis and Preston.
I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement" (5).
In a sense, Walcott tries to address the same question posed in a somewhat different way by the Black Nova Scotian poet George Elliott Clarke (African Canadian Theatre" edited by Moreen Moyhagh): George Elliott Clarke posed the question, "Must Black be American
Annother army unit also eliminated scores of terrorists and destroyed a number of their vehicles in Moreen village.