Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A glazed muslin used for dress-linings and the like.

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Examples

  • Each room had, too, a great cut-glass chandelier, swathed in brown paper-muslin and looking like a gigantic withered pear.

    The Iron Woman

  • His first effort was to make the room beautiful; so the crimson curtains were drawn across the windows, and the cut-glass chandeliers in both rooms emerged glittering from their brown paper-muslin bags.

    The Iron Woman

  • It was still a place of mirrors, grown perhaps a little dim; of chandeliers in balloons of brown paper-muslin, which, to be sure, had split here and there with age, so that a glimmer of cut glass sparkled dimly through the cracks; a place of marble-topped tables, and crimson brocade curtains dingy with age and soot; a place where still the only human thing was Nannie's drawing-board.

    The Iron Woman

  • After dinner they went into Nannie's parlor that smelt of soot, where the little immortal canvas still hung in its gleaming gold frame near the door, and the cut glass of the great chandeliers sparkled faintly through slits in the old brown paper-muslin covers.

    The Iron Woman

  • Hastily manufactured bouquets of newspaper and paper-muslin were showered upon the stage, and when all was over nurse and cook surprised us by refreshments of cookies and lemonade, served on the schoolroom table.

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

  • There was no attempt at costume, but we girls wore a ribbon -- they belong to our "stage property" -- tied from shoulder to waist, the boys carried a paper rose in their button-holes, and Kathie and the twins and Alan were decorated with huge paper-muslin sashes and fancy caps, so that we all presented quite a festive and unusual appearance.

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

  • These paper-muslin walls are a dream of loveliness.

    The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces

  • The unoccupied wall spaces are hung with paper-muslin.

    The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces

  • His complexion, which extended all over his head, except where his long pig-tail grew, was like a very nice piece of glazed brown paper-muslin.

    Tales of the Argonauts

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