from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as filoselle.
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The veins of the leaves in Illustration 88 are padded with embroidery cotton and worked over with filo-floss.
French floss is smooth, and does well for laid work; for fine work bobbin floss, or what is called "church floss," is better; the slight twist in filo-floss is against it; very thick floss may be used for French knots.
Veins padded with embroidery cotton and worked over with two threads of filo-floss, a green and a blue; the rest of the leaves worked in one shade of stout floss.