from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An untwilled woolen cloth made in many colors and printed with varied patterns. Also called muslin-delaine.
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His attire, of the finest mousseline-de-laine, is of immaculate whiteness.
The Señora de —, in clear muslin and lace, with satin shoes, was worse than I in mousseline-de-laine and brodequins; nevertheless, I mean to adopt the fashion of the country to-morrow, when we are to rise at four to go on to Real del Monte, and try the effect of travelling with clear gown, satin petticoat, and shoes ditto; because "when one is in Rome," etc.
"Did you not dislike it very much? it creases one's gown so, unless it is a merino or mousseline-de-laine; but one can't always wear them, you know."
Ah! dear Flavie, the first day it was granted to me to see you -- the last Sunday in September, 1838 -- you were very beautiful; I shall often recall you to memory in that pretty little gown of mousseline-de-laine of the color of some Scottish tartan!
She wore a lace cap with pink ribbons, a mousseline-de-laine gown in pink and gray stripes with an edging of green, opened at the bottom to show a petticoat trimmed with valencienne lace; and a green cashmere shawl with palm-leaves, the point of which reached the ground as she walked.