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 (mə-lēnz′, mä-lēn′)


(məˈliːn) or


1. (Textiles) a type of silk net used in dressmaking
2. (Textiles) another name for Mechlin lace
[C19: from French Malines (Mechelen), where this lace was traditionally made]


(Placename) the French name for Mechelen




Also, ma•line′.

a delicate net resembling tulle.
[1840–50; after Malines]



French name of Mechlin.
References in classic literature ?
If these bits of pasteboard had been beautiful pictures, or had had a hundred yards of Malines lace rolled round them, worth twice the number of guineas, Becky could not have regarded them with more pleasure.
Dishes will include hand peeled shrimp with white asparagus from Malines, Jura wine emulsion, morels, comte cheese and chervil, as well as Sole 'from our Coast' with oyster, verbena, yuzu mouseline and soya beans.
The former hotelier and author, who was 23 at the time, said: "I was in Malines when the car drew up.
One area which offered to take refugees was Birkenhead, with 52 - some 37 adults and 15 children belonging to a total of 15 families from the Malines area - arriving in the town at the beginning of October, most of them with nothing more than the clothes they stood up in.
When Margaret of Austria, Regent of Flanders, sent Admiral Philip from her court at Malines (or Mechelen in Flemish) as an envoy to Pope Julius IT in Rome, he took Mabuse with him.
The Netherlands had a pivotal effect on Cranach when he sojourned at Margaret of Austria's Burgundian-Hapsburg court in Malines in 1508.
a-thrill with recent memories of Louvain and Malines, of Rheims and Ypres,--and of the Lusitania.
Owner Granville Reynolds purchased James Pollard only seven weeks ago and it proved third time lucky in his colours as the five-year-old under Andrew Heffernan stretched away from Josephine Malines to land the apprentice handicap.
The second issue includes a report on living conditions from the analysis of cesspits excavated at the late medieval prison of Malines in Belgium (Troubleyn et al.