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bobbinet

[bob-uh-net] /ˌbɒb əˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a net of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine.
Origin of bobbinet
1805-1815
1805-15; bobbi(n) + net1
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  • The lace manufacturers of Europe experienced a serious set-back in 1818 when bobbinet was first made in France.

    Textiles William H. Dooley
  • bobbinet lace is better than the common netting for all of these purposes.

    How to Camp Out John M. Gould
  • The eggs were slightly adhesive, clinging to the hand and to the bobbinet seine.

  • Some dealers recommend that customers going into a fly or mosquito country have the tent door fitted with bobbinet.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • It is also good (much diluted) for thin white muslin and bobbinet.

  • As bobbinet shrinks much in washing, every thing made of it should be allowed full large.

  • The idea is good, but cheese cloth is much cheaper and incomparably better than bobbinet.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • In 1809 bobbin net was invented, and in 1837 the Jacquard system was applied to the bobbinet machine.

    Lace, Its Origin and History Samuel L. Goldenberg
  • bobbinet laces, if ironed at all, should be ironed diagonally, as in this way only can the mesh retain its shape.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
British Dictionary definitions for bobbinet

bobbinet

/ˌbɒbɪˈnɛt/
noun
1.
a netted fabric of hexagonal mesh, made on a lace machine
Word Origin
C19: see bobbin, net1
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Word Origin and History for bobbinet
n.

1819, from bobbin + net (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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