from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A machine-woven net fabric with hexagonal meshes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A net fabric, with hexagonal mesh, woven by machine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of cotton lace which is wrought by machines, and not by hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common contracted form of bobbin-net.
Bobbin net, or "bobbinet," or "net" as it is now commonly called, was first made by machinery in 1809, and was so called because the threads from which it was made were wound upon bobbins, and _twisted_ into meshes instead of being _looped_ in knitting style as they were previous to the invention of the machine.
It was of black bobbinet tulle covered in faceted clear sequins the size of a dime.
When bobbin net (or bobbinet as it is now called) was first invented, it was made only one inch wide but now it may be purchased three and one-half yards wide if desired.
It is a good article for collars and shirt bosoms; also, when much diluted, for thin white muslin and bobbinet.
_ -- Dotted bobbinet with the dots either singly or in clusters.
In order to secure ventilation, ample windows, covered with bobbinet, or cheese-cloth, were provided in each end and in the sides, each with
They were all very much surprised a little later, however, to discover him working away on the tent with his knife, and, to their great disgust, they observed that he was busily engaged in cutting out all the bobbinet windows and in ripping the front of the tent open so that it was precisely like any other tent!
Your net can be of fine mesh bobbinet; if you have only white, dye it black; all other colors are apt to dazzle the eyes.
The same method of darning was used upon what was then called, "bobbinet footing," narrow lengths of bobbinet lace which were extensively used as ruffles for caps and trimming and garniture of capes and various articles of personal wear.
Darning with flosses upon both white and black bobbinet, or silk net, was a very common form of the art, and veils of white with seed or all-over designs darned in white silk floss, may be called the "personal needlework" of the period, and some of the shawls were superb stretches of design and stitching.