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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings

Usage examples (34)
  • The linen – drapers of Hammersmith were astounded at the sudden demand for blue sarsenet ribbon, and long white gloves.
  • The leather box was lined with sarsenet that Sharpe supposed had once been of royal purple, but was now so faded and worn as to be of the palest and most threadbare lilac.
  • The next Wednesday was fixed for the eventful day, and it was unanimously resolved that every member of the committee should wear a piece of blue sarsenet ribbon round...
  • The child reddened, looked sulky, and hesitated, while the mother, with many a fye and nay pshaw, and such sarsenet chidings as tender mothers give to spoiled children,... for more
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