American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A special finish for velvet and satin that produces a high luster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soft, shining fabric, plain or printed, used for trimmings and dresses.
- n. a lustrous finish applied to velvet and satin
- n. ecology a wetland consisting of a small depression, with or without standing water, often in a salt marsh or other coastal wetland
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fabric resembling velvet, but having the nap flat and less close.
- French, a soft cloth, from Old French penne, pane, fur lining, from Latin pinna, penna, feather; see penna. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sailors and pilots also use "pan-pan," from the word panne (breakdown), to indicate an imminent threat.”
“All I know is that we had better not have too many more of these "panne" episodes, or I'll be panhandling for a living, my pen dream having petered out.”
“You add enough sugar (I like to use half brown) to rot the teeth of the entire population of a small French village, like Lourmarin, put in a good supply of creamy dairy butter that would otherwise spread la panne of that same population for a week; and let it caramelise.”
“Mr. Jacobs, having ditched his 60's futurist pastiche from last season, had worked like a dog to turn out a brilliant collection of unpornographic, unironic romanticism: flirty tea dresses, Virginia Woolf coats in denim tweed and gorgeous panne velvet flapper frocks.”
“Wednesday, September 15, 2004 une panne une panne (pan) noun, feminine”
“Also: panné (e) = broke (c'est une panné = he's penniless) une panne de courant/d'électricité = power failure une panne de moteur = engine failure”
“Expressions: en panne = out of order panne sèche = out of gas tomber en panne d'essence = to run out of gas laisser quelqu'un en panne = to let someone down avoir une panne d'oreiller = to oversleep rester en panne devant une difficulté = to be stumped (by a problem)”
“Une 'panne d'idées,' or 'une panne d'esprit' ..." he offers.”
“We're all waiting with baited breath for your next installment of the panne de courant saga!”
“Kurt Wilberding/The Wall Street Journal A long panne jacquard dress patterned with irredescent rectangles and accented with a thin cinched belt and leather shoulder strap.”
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A place for me to keep words I found (or found anew) while reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. (Culling my enormous "Learned (or Encountered) in Reading" list.)
NB: this list being not limited to haberdashery in the strictest sense, but also including items of the milliner's trade, the mercer's trade, and the tailor's trade, it is to be noted that I just r...
Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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