Definitions

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  • n. an area of arable land at the foot of a hill

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I'd never heard of that phrase before, though I knew that "laine" is French for "wool."

    Teaching and translating

  • She has a throwaway reference to the Ulaid being named for the wool they produced - this would link the word to modern Irish olann, which is a cousin of Welsh gwlan and goes all the way back to Proto-Indo-European * wlna and thus English woollen, and (dropping the initial w) Latin lana and French laine.

    Ulster etymology

  • The present time is where I need to be. laine February 22, 2010 at 1:31 am

    comparing | Bindu Wiles

  • Yves Saint Laurent gabardine de laine jacket $2,190, cr ê pe de chine blouse $1,875 and gabardine de laine pants $890 Yves Saint Laurent, 212-980-2970; Robert Lee Morris cuffs $470 each Neimanmarcus.com.

    Resort on the Rise

  • So you can try to shore up your population with immigrants that could not care less about your nationalistic struggles, or you and your pals could get jiggy with Francophone women and spawn like 10 pur laine children each.

    There's a reason the Blogging Tories are so stupid.

  • Another thought, to add to the complexity, my mother-in-law is as pure laine as they come and I guess a soft sovereignist.

    On what it means to actually

  • L'Art de la teinture des laines et des étoffes de laine en grand et petit teint, avec une instruction sur les déboüillis ...

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • J'ai l'honneur de vous envoyer un mémoire des maîtres teinturiers en fil, laine, et coton de la ville de Lyon par lequel ils exposent que le Sr.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Statuts, ordonnances et reglemens que Sa Majesté veut être observez par les marchands maîtres teinturiers en grand et bon teint des draps, serges et autres etofes de laine de toutes le ville et bourges de son royaume.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Reglement pour la teinture des etoffes de laine, and des lainesservant à leur fabrication (Paris, 1737).

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

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