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flannelet

or flannelette

[flan-l-et] /ˌflæn lˈɛt/
noun
1.
a warm, soft cotton fabric, plain or printed, napped on one side.
Origin of flannelet
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; flannel + -et
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  • A long flannel or flannelette nightdress is used in this, instead of the blanket.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • flannelette—A half cotton or all cotton flannel-like fabric.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • The tawdry fluffiness of most of our womens dress and hair seemed like flannelette beside rich satin as compared with her.

    A Journal from Japan

    Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • Children's clothing should never be made of flannelette, it is so liable to take fire if the child approaches the grate.

    Papers on Health John Kirk
  • flannelette, which is woven to imitate flannel, is soft and light and is preferred by many who find woolen irritating.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • Stupes or hot fomentations are cloths, preferably of flannel or flannelette, wrung out of boiling water and applied to the skin.

  • She selected a flannelette nightgown from a deep drawer marked: "Nightgowns and petticoats—Women's."

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • I thought I'd take off my flannelette petticoat, only the horrid strings got into a hard knot.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • Dora's flannelette petticoat had been got off somehow—how I do not seek to inquire—and the Secret was covered with it.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • Lewis magazines should be kept in some form of box, the joints of which are made as gas-tight as possible with flannelette.

    Military Instructors Manual

    James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
British Dictionary definitions for flannelette

flannelette

/ˌflænəˈlɛt/
noun
1.
a cotton imitation of flannel
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