marquisette


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mar·qui·sette

 (mär′kĭ-zĕt′, -kwĭ-)
n.
A sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or nylon, used for clothing, curtains, and mosquito nets.

marquisette

(ˌmɑːkɪˈzɛt; -kwɪ-)
n
(Textiles) a leno-weave fabric of cotton, silk, etc
[C20: from French, diminutive of marquise]

mar•qui•sette

(ˌmɑr kəˈzɛt, -kwə-)

n.
a lightweight open fabric of leno weave.
[1905–10; < French, diminutive of marquise. See marquise, -ette]
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A Marchioness B Marquisette C Marcasite D Martinet QUESTION 5 - for 5 points: Which of these countries is home to the football team Galatasaray?
Using the shirt example again, can a garment made of marquisette be considered a traditional sorochka, or must such an item of clothing necessarily be made of linen or hemp, as in the past?
For simpler patterns, the embroidery process can now be dispensed with - a procedure that has always been carried out on net saris having marquisette or tulle constructions.
14The night she sang Happy Birthday to President Kennedy at the old Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, Marilyn was wearing a sheer, flesh-coloured dress in marquisette fabric with a huge 2,500 rhinestones.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk gown overlaid with marquisette and hand-embroidered with pearls, rhinestones, and crystals.
After emergence, male and female mosquitoes of each population were placed in 10 cartons (50 individuals per cartons) with marquisette coverings.
PHOTO : This 1945 sheer marquisette gown with sequin trim worn by prominent socialite featured