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dotted swiss

noun
1.
See under Swiss muslin.
Origin of dotted swiss
1920-1925
1920-25

Swiss muslin

noun
1.
a crisp, sheer muslin that is constructed in plain weave, bleached white or dyed, and often ornamented with raised dots or figures (dotted swiss) used chiefly in the manufacture of curtains and women's summer clothes.
Also called Swiss.
Origin
1880-85
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Historical Examples
  • Dimity, dotted swiss, scrim, plain net or grass linen are materials that are inexpensive as well as artistic.

  • It was really marvelous what could be done with cretonne and dotted swiss.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • Her fingers became all thumbs as she sought to get into the dotted swiss, upside down.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Almost every girl who passed him wore a white mull, a dotted swiss, or a fresh-starched muslin at least.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • Nora quickly adjusted one for her dotted swiss dress and another for her pink rose silk.

  • Shadow work is effective on dimity or dotted swiss curtains.

  • Tucked ruffling, net, dotted swiss, or fine ruffles of Valenciennes lace may be used.

  • Even the chairs and cupboards were glistening white, and white 94 dotted swiss sash curtains hung at the four large windows.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • “I might buy that dotted swiss shirtwaist,” whispered Betty, as Mrs. Watterby ordered five yards of apron gingham measured off.

British Dictionary definitions for dotted swiss

swiss muslin

noun
1.
a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
Word Origin
C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland
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