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nun's veiling

noun
1.
a thin, plain-woven, worsted fabric, originally for nuns' veils but now also for dresses, coats, etc.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • Thin silks may bo successfully used for dressing jackets lined with nun's veiling.
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nun's cloth

/nʌnz/
noun
1.
a thin soft plain-weave silk or worsted fabric used for veils, dresses, etc
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