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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- A plain glossy silk formerly much used for women's dresses and ribbons.

Usage examples (34)
  • Hannah was dressed in a lead-courlered habbit, open, with a lylack lutestring scirt.
  • It was a blue lutestring habit, taffety apron and handkerchief, with the most butiful little hat on the side of her head I ever saw.
  • Accordingly, it is white lutestring, covered and full-trimmed with white crape, festooned with lilac ribbon and mock point-lace, over a hoop of enormous size.
  • -- This was the first day I changed my mourning; -- a white lutestring, with the fine suit of rough garnets your Ladyship gave me, was my dress on the occasion. for more
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