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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.
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.
Here, squire, is the scissors,” said Remarkable, producing from beneath her petticoat of green moreen a pair of dull-looking shears;
At the time chairman Moreen Wilkes said: "We have been working on this project since about 2003.
Beloved husband of Moreen of 50 years, and devoted dad to Alan.
Nairobi businessman Henry Waswa shocked the sleepy Nzatani village in Kitui county, after landing in style to pay bride price for Moreen Tabitha.
Titled 'Pagtaguyod,' this rendition of a Filipino family supporting each other as they rise, with a blue paper plane ascending above them, symbolizes the country as a people of 'family, faith and hope,' said Bacolod-based sculptor Moreen Joy Austria to Lifestyle.
Loving mam of Caru and her partner Matthew, sister of Ann, Moreen and Joyce, auntie to Graeme, Andrew, Non and the late Carolyn and sister-in-law to Keith.
Moreen, John and family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for all their help, the staff of Arran Ward, Ysbyty Gwynedd, carers who visited her daily, staff of Plas Pengwaith.
WEALLEANS Joan Moreen Fell asleep on Thursday Sept 15, Joan formerly of Rees Tce, Treforest; devoted wife of the late Johnny, much loved mother of Heather, Michael and the late John, will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and all her family and friends.
Award-winning Negrense artists Rafael Paderna, Dennis Ascalon, Raymond Legaspi, Barry Cervantes and Moreen Austria were the board of judges during the pre-judging competition at the Planta Hotel recently.