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linen

Definitions

  • the Dwarf Khnumhotpu, Superintendent of The Royal Linen
    the Dwarf Khnumhotpu, Superintendent of The Royal Linen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n linen white goods or clothing made with linen cloth
    • n linen a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
    • n linen a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Packing of The Linen and Its Removal to The White Storehouse the Packing of The Linen and Its Removal to The White Storehouse
Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom Two Women Weaving Linen at a Horizantal Loom

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen
    • Linen Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.
    • Linen Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.
    • Linen Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; -- used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc.; as, bed linens "In linen white as milk."
    • Linen Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Casanova wore condoms made of linen.
    • linen Made of the fibers of flax: as, linen thread; linen cloth.
    • linen Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.
    • n linen A fabric of linen yarn or thread; cloth woven from the fibers of flax; in the plural, linen cloth in general; manufactures of flax-fiber: as, Irish linens. The principal fabrics included in the term linens are lawn, cambric, batiste, damask, diaper, and glass-cloth, besides the heavy qualities known as toweling, shirting, sheeting, etc.
    • n linen Collectively, articles of linen fabric, or by extension (in modern use) of linen and cotton, or of cotton alone for household use, as tablecloths, napkins, etc. (table-linen), sheets and pillow-cases (bed-linen), towels, etc., or for underwear (body-linen), etc.
    • n linen Linen thread.
    • n linen Cloth made of hemp.
    • n linen plural Sails.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of linen.
    • n Linen lin′en cloth made of lint or flax: underclothing, particularly that made of linen: articles of linen, or of linen and cotton—table-linen, bed-linen, body-linen
    • adj Linen made of flax: resembling linen cloth
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
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    “The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prop. an adj. from OE. lin, flax, AS. līn, flax, whence līnen, made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., & MHG. līn, flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin, flax, Goth. lein, linen, L. linum, flax, linen, Gr. li`non. Cf. Line Linseed

Usage

In literature:

Josie put on an old linen coat of her father's and "made believe" she was the doctor.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The Master said, A linen cap is good form; now silk is worn.
"The Sayings Of Confucius" by Confucius
Put in the linen and bring to the boil.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
Flax from all countries is woven into table linen, though very fine linen must have carefully prepared fiber.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The materials of homespun linen and home-dyed crewels were the same.
"The Development of Embroidery in America" by Candace Wheeler
It is hand embroidered in golden coloured floss upon a loosely woven linen which had been previously quilted very closely.
"Quilts" by Marie D. Webster
Linen and silk are better non-conductors than wool.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
When this had no effect he continued the stream over his body, clad in linen clothes, much as one waters a flower bed.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
There were the keys of the store cupboard, of the linen chest, and of the larder and the wine cellar.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Another bale of linen!
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
A large stone with a smooth surface by the side of a stream, on which washers beat their linen.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The "pall" is a square of cardboard covered with linen, used to cover the chalice during the Celebration.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
His uniform was in rags, and a linen bandage was wrapped around one leg.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
But the sheets and the table linen are taken up in baskets as long as a man.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Large folded maps or diagrams should be mounted on linen.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Apply to the sores, etc., by spreading on linen cloth.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
It was linen that had been placed there to bleach.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Turn it the right side upwards, and scour it clean with ox-gall and soap and water, and dry it with linen cloths.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Put them when quite dry into linen bags, and hang them up in a dry place.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
He inquired, and never found any harm to result from thus wearing wet linen.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge
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In poetry:

Edges of the world
Ever should be far;
Sand is not fair linen,
Rock a star.
"Desert Horizon" by Norman MacLeod
Lawn is for a bishop's yoke;
Linen's for a nun;
Satin is for wiser folk-
Would the dress were done!
"The Satin Dress" by Dorothy Parker
My violet,
More white than well-bleached linen, you have kissed:
Her white she must forget
In amethyst.
"Mischief To A Bee" by Mary Webb
Charm his dull ear with Syrian hymns! he loved
your body! oh, be kind,
Pour spikenard on his hair, and wind soft rolls
of linen round his limbs!
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Bring water, nard, and linen rolls!
Wash off all blood, set smooth each limb!
Then say:--"He was not wholly vile,
Because a king shall bury him."
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
They took him the King’s son Hafbur,
Swathed him in linen white,
And laid him in the earth of Christ
By Signy his delight.
O wilt thou win me then,
or as fair a maid as I be?
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris

In news:

Your guide to luxury linens.
And come February mini-market, the company will show the addition of a table linen line.
Calvin Klein Home is returning to the table linens category, announcing a new licensing agreement with Town & Country Living.
An immediate-purchase category including higher-end fashion and fashion accessories such as apparel, jewelry, handbags, linens, headwear and footwear located in Market Hall.
Breakwater linen in indigo by Christopher Farr Cloth, 44-20-7349-0888.
When we asked you to suggest a great local spot for dinner, we didn't mean your hotel's "signature fine-dining outlet" or the white-linen relic you've probably been recommending for a decade.
Boise-based music blog, deerlodge.fm, curated a showcase at the Linen Building on Friday, March 23, the second night of Treefort Music Fest.
To meet the program's requirements, properties need to show efforts to conserve energy and water, along with reducing waste and reusing linens.
It all happened at the UniFirst Linen building off Fair Park Boulevard around 3:30 pm Thursday.
Christmas trees, linens, and bags full of ornaments.
Luxury linens producer Sferra announced a collaboration with Peter Som, the American fashion designer known for his modern, romantic looks.
View full size Working on setting up the upcoming White Linen Brunch hosted by The Ivy Center are from left seated Dr Chinella Henderson, Vanessa Williams, Paulette Williams.
Donna Doherty usually folds the linens at Gig Harbor's thrift store on Tuesday nights, but there won't be anything for her to straighten for a while after the community fixture burned to the ground early Tuesday.
Summer is upon us and that means heat, linen, and sunburn.
Laura Jane Musser's bedroom in the Weyerhaeuser mansion is decorated in all white linens with holiday accents.
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In science:

Hline ∈ RNS,line×NS,line where NS,line = 2NB, line for some positive integer NB, line .
Java Application that Outputs Quantum Circuit for Some NAND Formula Evaluators
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