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- n. A thin fabric made from silk or fine wool
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin stuff made of the finest wool or silk, or of wool and silk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stuff resembling crape, but not so thin and gauzy, made of wool or silk, or of silk and wool mixed.
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Godey's magazine, 1894: "The tiny overlapping sequins of jet trim a black silk skirt effectively, and the narrow braids look well on the cloth skirts, but trimming on crepon does not look well excepting on the waists."
I love you more than all the flannelette and calico, candlewick, dimity, crash and merino, tussore, cretonne, crepon, muslin, poplin, ticking and twill in the whole Cloth Hall of the world.
She chose a pale blue crepon, very plain and very understated chic.
A woman in a pink crepon dressing-gown broke off polishing a brass tap.
Rosy-complexioned, with ample breasts, she was in her pajamas, of candy-pink crepon, washed so often that they allowed dark shadows to show through.
She went in front of him down a hallway, and the crepon of her pajamas was caught between her buttocks.
Gertrude, arrayed in her finest Paris gown, -- a white embroidered crepon with garniture of exquisite lace, -- received the guests at six o'clock, in line with the governor and the mayors of six other cities, together with Mrs. Bateman as president of the "P.W. 's", and Judge Bateman of the City Reform Club.
= The largest designs of crepon show a raised or puffed appearance.
The crest of the divide was studded with great outcroppings of sand-stone, and in the shadow of one giant rock we laid down to rest before we descended into that barren valley where the heat-waves shimmered like crepon silk.
The tunic may be made of cotton crepon, the mantle of dyed muslin.