Brown holland

See under Holland.

See also: Brown

References in classic literature ?
I remember that she looked both cool and smart in quite a simple affair of brown holland, which toned well with her complexion, and was cleverly relieved with touches of scarlet.
Chesney Wold is shut up, carpets are rolled into great scrolls in corners of comfortless rooms, bright damask does penance in brown holland, carving and gilding puts on mortification, and the Dedlock ancestors retire from the light of day again.
There were a great many arm-chairs and settees covered in brown holland, but each of these was occupied by a large square piece of yellow cardboard, and all the pieces of cardboard were dotted or lined with spots or dashes of bright oil paint.
Wragge alone, attired in a voluminous brown holland wrapper, with a limp cape and a trimming of dingy pink ribbon.
His clothes had been made of some stuff that was brown holland probably, but it was covered with patches all over, with bright patches, blue, red, and yel- low,--patches on the back, patches on front, patches on elbows, on knees; colored binding round his jacket, scar- let edging at the bottom of his trousers; and the sun- shine made him look extremely gay and wonderfully neat withal, because you could see how beautifully all this patching had been done.
But, she wondered, did they really cover all the seats in brown holland every night?
Less perilous but equally disagreeable was a visit to an unspeakably dirty harem--'I had only a brown holland galabieh and high riding-boots to the knee, but twenty fleas were discovered thereon'.