from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A material made from wool and silk, used for curtains or clothes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See tabbinet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See tabbinet.


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  • Philippe in tabinet; but their blood was good and their tempers high; and for all her bitting and driving, and the training of her mange, the generous young colts were hard to break.

    The Newcomes

  • It was in July — a Sunday afternoon — Sackville Maine was coming from church, with his wife on one arm, and his mother-ill-law (in red tabinet, as usual,) on the other.

    The Book of Snobs

  • (He was getting more abominably conceited every minute.) ‘Get away, Sackville,’ says she, quite delighted, and threw a glance over her shoulder, and spread out the wings of the red tabinet, and took a good look at herself; so did

    The Book of Snobs

  • Nelson Collingwood; pretty Mrs. Sackville; Mrs. Captain Chuff (Mrs. Commodore Chuff we call her), were all there; the latter, of course, in the vermilion tabinet, which, splendid as it is, is nothing in comparison to the splendour of the ‘Sarcophagus.’

    The Book of Snobs

  • When he went in, Mrs. Davis was standing behind the counter, dressed in a cap of wonderful grandeur, and a red tabinet gown, which rustled among the pots and jars, sticking out from her to a tremendous width, inflated by its own magnificence and a substratum of crinoline.

    The Three Clerks

  • The women would put on their green Josephs and gaudiest quilted petticoats or their tabinet gowns of Waterloo whose splendour kirk or market poorly revealed for the shawls that must cover them.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • She wished she had put on another gown that afternoon, the rustling one of double tabinet that her Edinburgh friends considered too imposing for her years, but that she herself felt a singular complacence in no matter what her company might be.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • His mother had worked for him as a birthday present a waistcoat of purple tabinet, with little foxes 'heads upon it, lined with brown satin and having round mulberry buttons.


  • He wore buckskin breeches, top boots, green tabinet double-breasted waistcoat, bottle-green coat with brass buttons, and beaver hat.

    The Life Story of an Old Rebel

  • Here might be seen Mrs. Prothero, the great ship-builder's faithful wife, in blue brocade, and Lady Camptown, who reigned at Bath, in grey tabinet and diamond buckles, when Miss Jane Austen was writing her first romance; Mrs. Susan Burlington, who knew Lord Byron -- a remarkable fact -- and Lady Sophia Green, who knew her own mind, a fact still more remarkable.

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square


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