lutestring

plain glossy silk

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • 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 lutestring silks in England …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Lutestring — Lute string , n. [Corrupted fr. lustring.] A plain, stout, lustrous silk, used for ladies dresses and for ribbon. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lutestring — [lo͞ot′striŋ΄] n. [altered (by assoc. with LUTE1) < LUSTRING] a glossy silk cloth, formerly used for women s apparel …   English World dictionary

  • lutestring — noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Italian lustrino glossy fabric, from lustro luster Date: 1661 a plain glossy silk formerly much used for women s dresses and ribbons …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lutestring — /looht string /, n. 1. a silk fabric of high sheen, formerly used in the manufacture of dresses. 2. a narrow ribbon finished with a high gloss. [1655 65; by folk etymology < F lustrine < It lustrino. See LUSTER1, INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lutestring — n. shiny silk fabric; shiny narrow ribbon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lutestring — lute·string …   English syllables

  • lutestring — n. archaic a glossy silk fabric. Etymology: app. f. lustring f. F lustrine or It. lustrino f. lustro LUSTRE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak in lutestring — speak in florid language, speak using ornate language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Drepanidae — This article is about the moth family. For the sicklefishes, see Drepaneidae; for the Drepanidinae (or Drepanididae), see Hawaiian honeycreeper. Drepanidae Achlya flavicornis …   Wikipedia

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