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mousseline de laine

[moos-leen duh len] /mus lin də ˈlɛn/
noun, French.
a thin worsted fabric, often having a printed pattern.
Also called muslin delaine.
Origin of mousseline de laine
literally, muslin of wool Unabridged
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  • “It is a mousseline-de-laine, if you chance to be acquainted with that material,” answered Janey.

    Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series Mrs. Henry Wood
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mousseline de laine

/muslin də lɛn/
a light woollen fabric
Word Origin
literally: muslin of wool
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