poplin

Part of speech: noun

A lustrous dress - goods of silk and worsted.

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Usage examples "poplin":

  1. There the picture was of a high, haughty, and overbearing woman, in velvet, or brocade, or poplin- yes, something stiff and overbearing, like grey poplin. - "You Never Know Your Luck, Complete Being The Story Of A Matrimonial Deserter", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.
  2. The lady who spoiled my pretty cream- colored poplin dress by spilling coffee on the front of it, instantly, in the midst of her vehement self- upbraidings and humble apologies for her awkwardness, adopted a very singular method of appeasing my displeasure and soothing my distress, by deliberately pouring a spoonful of coffee upon the front breadth of her own velvet gown. - "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
  3. An' ses ah, 'Weel, if ah hed a nice braw husband to gang to the kirk wi' me foreby, it's a braw spicy goon ah'd be wearin'- an' ah'm thinkin' o' gettin' a gray poplin the day, mebby. - "'Lizbeth of the Dale", Marian Keith.