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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Delaine A kind of fabric for women's dresses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n delaine A light textile fabric, originally of wool, afterward more commonly of mixed materials, and frequently printed. See muslin-de-laine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Delaine dē-lān′ an untwilled light dress material, originally of wool—also Muslin-de-laine.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Muslin delaine, under Muslin


In literature:

They talked of this, devised a mode, recalled other delaines.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
Every one was there when I got down in such gorgeous tea-gowns; I wore my white mousseline delaine frock.
"The Visits of Elizabeth" by Elinor Glyn
Near the close of the week she went to the village, this time putting on a dark delaine, instead of the snuff calico with a yellow flower.
"The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls" by Various
Her wedding gown was all in white, true enough to tradition, though but of delaine, pressed new from its packing trunk by her mother's hands.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
Arthur Delaine meets us at Winnipeg.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
And you know it was only the littlest while ago I put on this blue delaine, to go to auntie's in!
"Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple" by Sophie May
I hain't got a delaine one to my name.
"Clemence" by Retta Babcock
She tore a three-cornered place in her best muslin delaine, getting over the wall.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Calicoes, cottons, all-wool delaines, and lining cambrics should be cut in strips at least an inch wide.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
It had come from New York, and was called delaine.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
All wool challis does not differ essentially from the old-fashioned muslin delaine.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
She was always glad to wear that white delaine with the scarlet spots.
"Dotty Dimple At Home" by Sophie May
Now this nice wool delaine was once growing on a sheep's back.
"Ruby at School" by Minnie E. Paull
The girl asks what dress she must wear, her red gown, or her gown of white delaine.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
She, Zelie Marks, wore comfortable delaine night-dresses at this time of year, and wadded kimonos.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
A plain merino or dark silk, with a cloth cloak, will look much better than the most expensive velvet cloak over a cheap delaine dress.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The delaine was there; but how altered!
"Solomon" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
We lived very plainly then, and you had to wear a cheap delaine for best dress all winter.
"Kathie's Soldiers" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
I was both astonished and delighted at this, as this Mrs. Delaine was a person upon whom my mother had by mutual friends been asked to call.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, Vol. 1, 1898-1899, No. 6" by Various

In news:

The AURA lamp, created by French designers Océane Delain and Béatrice Durandard, combines age-old craftsmanship and modern technology.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Paintings by Ken Bosch will be exhibited at By Delaine, a gift shop at 44A Main St from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4.
Delaine Donaldson, chairman of the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association, frees a World War II military coat from a dry-cleaning bag Monday at the old courthouse, which is being turned into a museum.
Delaine Rogers is Zion 's economic development director.