glossy silk

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Lustring — A highly finished glossy silk (see Lutestring) LUTESTRING, or LUSTRING of lustre (French). A silk fabric much used in the 18th century. In the reign of William and Mary, an Act was passed for the encouragement of the making of alamode and… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Lustring — Lus tring, n. [F. lustrine, It. lustrino, fr. lustrare to polish, L. lustrare. See 3d {Luster}, and cf. {Lutestring}.] A kind of glossy silk fabric. See {Lutestring}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lustring — [lus′triŋ] n. 〚Fr lustrine < It lustrino < lustro, LUSTER1〛 LUTESTRING * * * …   Universalium

  • lustring — [lus′triŋ] n. [Fr lustrine < It lustrino < lustro, LUSTER1] LUTESTRING …   English World dictionary

  • Lustring — Luster Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustering}, or {Lustring}.] To make lustrous. [R. & Poetic] [1913 Webster] Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lustring — I. noun Etymology: modification of Italian lustrino Date: 1697 archaic lutestring II. noun Etymology: lustring, gerund of 3luster Date: circa 1889 a finishing process (as calendering) for giving a gloss to yarns and cloth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lustring — n. calendering, act of pressing or smoothing material by running it through a calender; lutestring, shiny silk fabric; shiny narrow ribbon lus·tre || lÊŒstÉ™(r) n. gloss, shine, sheen; substance which gives a surface a gloss, polish; radiance,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lustring — noun historical a glossy silk or satin fabric. Origin C17: from Fr. lustrine or from Ital. lustrino, from lustro lustre …   English new terms dictionary

  • lustring — lus·tring …   English syllables

  • lustring — I. ˈləstriŋ noun ( s) Etymology: modification (influenced by ing) of Italian lustrino more at lutestring : lutestring II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

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