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A sheer fabric of silk, rayon, or nylon made in a variety of tight smooth weaves or open lacy patterns.

[Probably from French Ninon, nickname for Anne.]
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(ˈniːnɒn; ˈnaɪnɒn; French ninɔ̃)
(Textiles) a fine strong silky fabric
[C20: from French]
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(ˈni nɒn; Fr. niˈnɔ̃)

a sheer, crisp, usu. plain-weave fabric, used esp. for women's undergarments and gowns and for curtains.
[1910–15; < French; from hypocoristic form of Anne]
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Noun1.ninon - a fine strong sheer silky fabric made of silk or rayon or nylon
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"
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The queen was in a morning gown, but it became her still; for, like Diana of Poictiers and Ninon, Anne of Austria enjoyed the privilege of remaining ever beautiful; nevertheless, this morning she looked handsomer than usual, for her eyes had all the sparkle inward satisfaction adds to expression.
Which French novelist wrote Contes a Ninon? A Albert Camus B Yves Navarre C Emile Zola D Lucien Bodard 5.
Ce serpent devient ensuite riviere, puis torrent et enfin un "fleuve immense", qui emporte tout sur son passage, ou plutot qui emmene tout avec lui, et en particulier la mort, et donc la vie: "Ce fleuve emportait les cadavres; et c'etait un horrible prodige que ce sang sorti des blessures en telle abondance qu'il charriait les morts" (Ninon 82).
Holly Bradshaw won the pole vault with a jump of 4.75m - a season's best - ahead of the USA's Katie Nageotte and France's Ninon Guillon-Romarin.
Holly Bradshaw won the pole vault with a jump of 4.75m - a season's best - ahead of the USA's Katie Nageotte and France's Ninon Guillon-Roma Anyika Onuora, who won 4x400m bronze at Rio 2016, was fourth in the 400m and Delano Williams finished fifth in the men's 200m as China's Xie Zhenye took the victory in 20.25 seconds.
Judges of this OTS photo contest were Eduviges Huang, chairman and the following members: Linus Escandor, Vic Sison, Rudy Fontanilla, Ronald Jayme, and Orly Ninon.
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