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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A lightweight silk dress fabric having a warp satin weave and characterized by a soft hand and high luster.

Usage examples (11)
  • Her gown of old rose messaline was cut very low in the neck, with mere abbreviations in the way of sleeves.
  • Miriam, gowned in apricot messaline trimmed with silver, was in the receiving line with half a dozen other sophomores.
  • Elfreda was looking particularly handsome in her evening gown of golden brown messaline, trimmed with dull gold embroidery.
  • Mrs. Banks, a recent bride, was handsomely gowned in pink chiffon over messaline, and wore a unique necklace of nuggets which were gathered from her husband's mine near... for more
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