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muslin

sturdy cotton fabric
Not to be confused with:
Muslim – a believer in Islam; also Moslem

mus·lin

 (mŭz′lĭn)
n.
Any of various sturdy cotton fabrics of plain weave.

[French mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Mussolo, Mosul, Iraq, from Arabic (al-)Mawṣil, from mawṣil, place of joining, from waṣala, to join; see wṣl in Semitic roots.]

muslin

(ˈmʌzlɪn)
n
(Textiles) a fine plain-weave cotton fabric
[C17: from French mousseline, from Italian mussolina, from Arabic mawşilīy of Mosul, from Mawşil Mosul, Iraq, where it was first produced]

mus•lin

(ˈmʌz lɪn)

n.
a plain-weave cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness, used esp. for sheets.
[1600–10; < French mousseline < Italian mussolina=Mussol(o) Mosul, Iraq (where first made) + -ina -ine3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muslin - plain-woven cotton fabricmuslin - plain-woven cotton fabric    
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"
nainsook - a soft lightweight muslin used especially for babies
organdie, organdy - a sheer stiff muslin
Translations
موسْلين: نَسيج قُطْني
mušelín
musselin
muszlin
mússulín
muslinas
muslīns
muslin

muslin

[ˈmʌzlɪn]
A. Nmuselina f
B. ADJde muselina

muslin

[ˈmʌzlɪn] nmousseline f

muslin

nMusselin m
adjaus Musselin

muslin

[ˈmʌzlɪn]
1. nmussola (di cotone)
2. adjdi mussola

muslin

(ˈmazlin) noun, adjective
(of) a type of fine soft cotton cloth.
References in classic literature ?
Tilney was polite enough to seem interested in what she said; and she kept him on the subject of muslins till the dancing recommenced.
The muslins only need mending and doing up to look as well as ever; you ought not to put them away torn and soiled, my child.
Reggie Chivers, the Merry girls, and divers rosy Thorleys, Dagonets and Mingotts, stood behind her in a lovely anxious group, brown heads and golden bent above the scores, and pale muslins and flower-wreathed hats mingled in a tender rainbow.
Harriet, tempted by every thing and swayed by half a word, was always very long at a purchase; and while she was still hanging over muslins and changing her mind, Emma went to the door for amusement.Much could not be hoped from the traffic of even the busiest part of Highbury; Mr.
A whiff of dust from the road had blown in and she wiped her cheeks and her eyes with her soft, white handkerchief, a homemade handkerchief, fabricated from one of her old fine muslin petticoats.
At intervals along the way I found bits of muslin, and often they reassured me when otherwise I should have been doubtful of the trail to take where two crossed or where there were forks, as occurred at several points.
Here's a piece o' figured muslin now, what's the use o' you lookin' at it?
It was a warm evening, and even in the delightful drawing-room, where the fine old turf sloped from the open window towards a lilied pool and well-planted mounds, the heat was enough to make Celia in her white muslin and light curls reflect with pity on what Dodo must feel in her black dress and close cap.
She went to the wardrobe and took down from the pegs two bright, delicate muslin dresses, which had been made for summer wear at Combe-Raven a year since, and which had been of too little value to be worth selling when she parted with her other possessions.
I look at it, and there dawns upon me brightly, from the dark greenish-brown background of the summer- house, a light, youthful figure, clothed in a simple muslin dress, the pattern of it formed by broad alternate stripes of delicate blue and white.
"You have only that puffy muslin dress on--how's that?"
ONCE upon a time there was a very beautiful doll's house; it was red brick with white windows, and it had real muslin curtains and a front door and a chimney.