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household linen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n household linen drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
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Usage

In literature:

The wear and tear of household utensils, linen, etc., means constant replenishment of one thing or another.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
A large pile of underclothes and household linen was brought up first.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
He sent down his shabby clothes to be brushed, and wore Mr Wentworth's linen, to the indignation of the household.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
One seemed to contain household linen, once fine and dainty and white, now yellowed and covered with the dust of years.
"The Boarded-Up House" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
That little princess, historically the first who washed household linen in public, was, when so engaged, surprised by the shipwrecked hero.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Similar embroidery is also used to decorate household linens.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The sewing of seams, and the darning of household linen, which in his eyes amounted to groaning, was done in his absence.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
A large pile of underclothes and household linen was brought up first.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
The one over there takes care of the household linens and oversees the servants.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The dowry comes from her family, and consists of a complete wardrobe, silver, linen, and household furniture of all kinds.
"The Evolution of Fashion" by Florence Mary Gardiner
For many centuries the weaving of linen was conducted as a household industry.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
These were often made of linen, handspun by some member of the household, and while many were white, some were in colors.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
The old-fashioned box press, formerly largely used for household linen, owed its efficacy to this principle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
When household and personal linens are marked, they bear the initials of the bride's maiden name.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler
We then went inside, and he gave me the keys of two large cupboards which contained linen and household necessaries.
"Blanco y Colorado" by William C. Tetley
It had a glass door opening on to an ironwork balcony, where the cook could stand to draw up water in a pail and to wash the household linen.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by HonorĂ© de Balzac
Household linen, both for bed and table, is plentiful amongst them.
"Four Years in France" by Henry Digby Beste
One firm excels in silks, another in household linen, another in coffee, and so on.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
Does she not dearly love to fill her chest with fine linen, and take the best care of her household?
"Old Times in Dixie Land" by Caroline E. Merrick
Mother gave her all her household linen, marked and embroidered by herself.
"The Celebrity at Home" by Violet Hunt
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In poetry:

For by this name I make their bread
And trim the household light
And sun the linen for the bed
And close the door at night.
"The Name" by Anna Hempstead Branch

In news:

Clothing, household items, linens and toys will be accepted at the club Thursday and Friday for Friday's evening's event in Laguna Beach.
Don't miss the annual rummage sale featuring clothes, furniture, children's items, books, sporting equipment, linens, jewelry and a large assortment of household items.
Household linens, the show contends, are an indispensable part of our lifestyle.
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