from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See mousseline-de-laine.
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“I mean muslin-de-laine, and a blue delaine, and a blue silk — —”
What reason was it, O rose of seventeen, adorning thyself with cloudy films of lace and sparks of jewelry before the mirror that reflects youth and beauty, that made Miss Lucinda array herself in a brand-new dress of yellow muslin-de-laine strewed with round green spots, and displace her customary hand-kerchief for a huge tamboured collar, on this eventful occasion?