ligne

[leen; French leen-yuh]
noun, plural lignes [leenz; French leen-yuh] .
1.
(in Swiss watchmaking) a unit equal to 0.0888 inch or 2.2558 millimeters, divided into 12 douziemes: used mainly to gauge the thickness of a movement.
2.
line1 ( def 44 ).

Origin:
< French: line1

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Recently you've begun incorporating the ligne claire style into your drawings.
He mastered a style of drawing called ligne claire or clear line: a clean, pared-down style of simple, precise lines.
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