Definitions

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  • adj. Decorated with, or dressed in muslin

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Draped or clothed with muslin.

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Examples

  • There was a bassinette so be-muslined and be-ribboned and be-laced that it looked like a ball dress standing by itself in the middle of the floor; and a bathtub that looked like a hammock; and a weighing machine; and a chart for recording the daily weight; and a large table with a glass top; and a basket containing all the articles for the Lilliputian toilet; while near the fender some doll-like clothes were airing.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • Jewelled and muslined, your rich hair gold-netted,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861

  • Her riper charms had conquered a heart which none of her be-muslined, tittering juniors had been able to subdue; and that she was already wedded had never occurred to me as any bar to my affection.

    The Golden Age

  • Thus they drew near the house, the Judge's dark figure half hidden among his muslined maidens, even as the dark old yews are hidden in spring by the snowy-blossomed apple-trees.

    A Book of Quaker Saints

  • Opposite Sidney was a small muslined and befrilled toilet-table, above which hung an eight-by-six-inch mirror, in which Sidney saw herself reflected as she devoutly hoped other people did not see her.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906

  • Look down at it like a wasp at the muslined peach.

    Last Poems

  • Meanwhile the muslined form of Tess could be seen standing still, undecided, beside this turn-out, whose owner was talking to her.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The people, walking, driving, or standing on their doorsteps, cheered Uncle Sam's coach with its freight of gossamer-muslined, fluttering-ribboned girls, and just behind, the gorgeously decorated haycart, driven by Abijah Flagg, bearing the jolly but inharmonious fife and drum corps.

    The Flag-Raising

  • The windows were muslined, the rooms were wainscoted in oak, the furniture was heavy and cumbersome.

    'Way Down East A Romance of New England Life

  • They seemed now and then to stand at doors, and to be told that people were out and again that they were in; and they had a sense of cool dark parlors, and the airy rustling of light-muslined ladies, of chat and of fans and ice-water, and then they came forth again; and evermore

    Their Wedding Journey

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