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lisse

[lees]
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noun
  1. a fine, filmy, lightly crinkled gauze fabric used in strips for making ruching or for finishing garments.
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Origin of lisse

1850–55; < French (crêpe) lisse smooth (crepe), derivative of lisser to smooth, polish, Old French lischier, licier < Medieval Latin lixāre to leach, derivative of Late Latin lixa lye; cf. lixivium
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Historical Examples

  • We talk of everything—of papa, of the house, of my pony, of the woods and the Lisse.

    Lorraine

    Robert W. Chambers

  • As he stood he could hear the river Lisse whispering, calling him.

    Lorraine

    Robert W. Chambers

  • I've been on Evarin's track ever since that business of The Lisse.

    The Door Through Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • Beyond this the road swung into the Morteyn road, that lay cool and moist along the willows that bordered the river Lisse.

    Lorraine

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Sunedei is ihaten es lauerdes dei ec e dei of blisse of lisse of alle irest.