from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A light textile fabric, originally of wool, afterward more commonly of mixed materials, and frequently printed. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A kind of fabric for women's dresses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A kind of
fabricfor women's dresses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
She had on a brown delaine dress, without a sign of a ruffle, or trimming of any kind, and the shabbiest hat and shawl you ever saw.
Thirty years ago delaine was the staple dress goods stock.
They also very much admired my mother's delaine dress which was of triangles in blue, red, black and white.
She bought herself three new dresses; a neat gingham for morning wear, a delaine for afternoons, and something nicer for best.
The bride, who was a beautiful girl, wore a delaine dress of light and dark blue with a large white lace fichu.
There were packs of furs, all kinds of Indian work, hats and caps, tallow dips and more elegant candles, a beautiful piece of delaine for white women and shoddy bright stuff for the squaws, a barrel of rounds of pork most used up, but no flour, that was all gone.
And she glanced down along her unbuttoned jacket, over the faded delaine dress, to her shoes tied with strings held together by countless knots.
Smoothing it carefully down in front, Martha was disappointed to see that it did not reach nearly so far over the brown delaine dress as she had expected.
This red delaine I wore to a spelling bee when I was about sixteen and I got a book for a prize for standing up next to last.
She had exchanged her brown delaine for a plain calico dress, with a bit of white edging about the neck.