Cancer veteran Michael Douglas appeared sprightly in a summer linen suit.
A linen shirt, for example, is, strictly speaking, not a necessary of life.
The Greeks and Romans lived, I suppose, very comfortably though they had no linen.
The edges of the elegant paper are crackled; the ink bled into the linen weave long ago and has not faded.
There behind iron grills in a locked chamber is a linen cloth known as the Shroud of Turin.
This was done up carefully in a square of linen, pinned here and there.
The Master said, A linen cap is good form; now silk is worn.
linen in Ireland had been a perfect type of the State-created, spoon-fed industry characteristic of the period of mercantilism.
At the convent there was an old maid who came for a week each month to mend the linen.
She keeps the accounts, writes out the bills, superintends the linen and sews on the general shirt-buttons.
"cloth from woven flax," early 14c.; earlier as an adjective, "made of flax" (c.1200), from Old English linin (adj.) "made of flax," from lin "flax, linen thread, cloth," from West Germanic *linam (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German lin "flax, linen," German Leinen "linen," Gothic lein "linen cloth"), probably an early borrowing from Latin linum "flax, linen," which, along with Greek linon is from a non-IE language.