any of various transparent linens and cottons.

1555–65; < French: linen cloth, canvas. See toil2 Unabridged
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toile (twɑːl)
1.  a transparent linen or cotton fabric
2.  a garment of exclusive design made up in cheap cloth so that alterations and experiments can be made
[C19: from French, from Latin tēla a loom]

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Ivory linens and red silk toile fabrics brighten the dark, wood interior.
In fact she appears to reserve special scorn for the toile of grammar, the adjective: she is perfectly happy with approximates.
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