Yet they are happy, you say, those two gentle people perpetuating spring on canvas and cambric.
Each of these fairies was about the height of a cambric needle.
But Jim divines the quivering even under the morsel of cambric, and looks away again.
She has more eyes than ever Argus had, and each one is as sharp as a cambric needle.
Her face was frozen into a mask, and the bones of her thin little body quivered through the cambric of her night-gown.
The sheets—I've seen the pattern—they are of cambric—spider-web.
Were the features against which that frail bit of cambric was agonizingly pressed of a pleasing contour?
Out with your cambric, dear ladies, and let us all whimper together.
The females were clad in plain white gowns, with neat turbans of cambric or muslin on their heads.
And you exhibited to him the vial of chloroform and the piece of cambric?
late 14c., from Kamerijk, Flemish form of Cambrai, city in northern France where the cloth was originally made, from Latin Camaracum. The modern form of the English word has elements from both versions of the name.