mousseline de soie


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mousseline de soie

(muslin də swa)
n
(Textiles) a thin gauzelike fabric of silk or rayon
[literally: muslin of silk]
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In a low chair beneath a red shaded standing lamp sat Ida, in a diaphanous evening dress of mousseline de soie, the ruddy light tinging her sweet childlike face, and glowing on her golden curls.
As we approached, the door flew open, and a little blonde woman stood in the opening, clad in some sort of light mousseline de soie, with a touch of fluffy pink chiffon at her neck and wrists.
Her trousseau included sheets from Czechoslovakia, shoes from Ferragamo in Florence and nightgowns in mousseline de soie from Paris.