from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light-weight fabric made from mercerized cotton yarn.
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Had she been a little older, and just a little more rotund, one might have suspected her indulging in a treatment; but it required, finally, the combined strength of Cleo and Jennie to extricate the "lost soul" from the meshes into which that roll and a couple of fine silkoline quilts had engulfed her.
This garment was, -- not entirely to Patty's surprise, -- a horror of gaily flowered silkoline, but as they would see no one but the nurse, she said, "Yes; come along."