from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fine, smooth, tightly twisted thread spun from long-stapled cotton.
- n. Fabric knitted of this thread, used especially for hosiery and underwear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of strong cotton thread.
- n. Cloth woven from lisle thread.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fabric woven with lisle thread
- n. a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)
She rubbed her cheeks quickly and fiercely to bring back the color Sarah had driven out of them, and delayed a moment longer to put on her tan lisle-thread gloves.
Mrs. FitzGibbons also had a striped green overskirt and bodice of silk, with yellow lisle stockings, as a change from the homespun I had been provided with the day before.
I tried not to look at the bleeding deer, frozen in his moment of final horror, as I packed my clothes into the top drawer: two skirts, two blouses and a pair of black lisle stockings that Mother had bid me darn so theyd see me through the coming winter.
The Stamford, Conn. -based company recently introduced a fine-knit polo in mercerized lisle, a sturdy cotton thread, to make its golf shirts more comfortable for play in warmer climates.
L-onie removed her dress, cotton lisle stockings, combinations and corset, draping garments across the carpet and armchair.
PRIORITIES THREE SHIRTS, AN EXTRA PAIR of decent breeches, two pair of stockings, one lisle, one silk-wait, where were the silk ones?
Thin black lisle stockings showed a modestly arched and rather small foot in a black pump.
She dipped into the book, lounging on her window-seat, with her slim, lisle-stockinged legs crossed, and her knees up under her chin.
Could feel the cool fabric gliding between her legs, skimming over her lisle stockings.
There was pain there already, as the friction burned through the leather and thin cotton lisle of his socks.
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