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dotted swiss

See under Swiss muslin.
Origin of dotted swiss
First recorded in 1920-25

Swiss muslin

a crisp, sheer muslin that is constructed in plain weave, bleached white or dyed, and often ornamented with raised dots or figures (dotted swiss) used chiefly in the manufacture of curtains and women's summer clothes.
Also called Swiss.
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for dotted swiss
Historical Examples
  • It was really marvelous what could be done with cretonne and dotted swiss.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • Her fingers became all thumbs as she sought to get into the dotted swiss, upside down.

    Missy Dana Gatlin
  • Almost every girl who passed him wore a white mull, a dotted swiss, or a fresh-starched muslin at least.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • Nora quickly adjusted one for her dotted swiss dress and another for her pink rose silk.

  • “I might buy that dotted swiss shirtwaist,” whispered Betty, as Mrs. Watterby ordered five yards of apron gingham measured off.

  • Shadow work is effective on dimity or dotted swiss curtains.

  • Tucked ruffling, net, dotted swiss, or fine ruffles of Valenciennes lace may be used.

  • Dimity, dotted swiss, scrim, plain net or grass linen are materials that are inexpensive as well as artistic.

  • Even the chairs and cupboards were glistening white, and white 94 dotted swiss sash curtains hung at the four large windows.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for dotted swiss

swiss muslin

a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
Word Origin
C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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