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A finely woven white linen or cotton fabric.

[Obsolete Flemish kameryk, from Kameryk, Cambrai.]


(Textiles) a fine white linen or cotton fabric
[C16: from Flemish Kamerijk Cambrai]


(ˈkeɪm brɪk)

a thin, plain, usu. white cotton or linen fabric of fine close weave.
[1520–30; earlier cameryk, after Kameryk, Dutch name of Cambrai, France]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cambric - a finely woven white linencambric - a finely woven white linen    
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"


[ˈkeɪmbrɪk] Nbatista f


n (Tex) → Kambrik m, → Cambrai m, → Kammertuch nt
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So saying, he pulled out his own handkerchief, likewise a very elegant handkerchief, and of fine cambric--though cambric was dear at the period--but a handkerchief without embroidery and without arms, only ornamented with a single cipher, that of its proprietor.
All around me seemed to be in a state of inextricable confusion, out of which order finally appeared in the shape of a piece of cambric, of a quality that brought the workmen far and near to visit it.
I want five hundred rubles," and taking out her cambric handkerchief she began wiping her husband's waistcoat.
Who in this humble out-of-the-way cottage could afford to wear that exquisite cambric petticoat edged with a fine and very expensive lace?
Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.
The finest cambric might indeed be supposed from envy to cover that bosom which was much whiter than itself.
It's very stupid, but it'll pass off," said Anna quickly, and she bent her flushed face over a tiny bag in which she was packing a nightcap and some cambric handkerchiefs.

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