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malines

[muh-leen; French ma-leen] /məˈlin; French maˈlin/
noun
1.
Also, maline. a delicate net resembling tulle, originally made by hand in the town of Mechlin, Belgium.
Origin of malines
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; after Malines
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  • It seems to me that tulle and tarlatan and maline were your dope.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • The wire should be wound with maline or have a facing of maline.

    Make Your Own Hats

    Gene Allen Martin
  • Flower pins were tucked in the maline bows of the bouquets as favors for the girls, while scarf pins were favors for the men.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Angela considered a minute, and then left the room to return with a long scarf of maline over her arm.

  • Allee too velly much flighten, and lun away from foleign devil sailor and maline.

    Blue Jackets George Manville Fenn
  • If the hat is covered with maline, use a maline lining; if with georgette, a georgette lining should be used.

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  • The wires of a frame are often first wound with narrow bias pieces of net or maline.

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  • maline is one of the most beautiful materials used in millinery and it lends itself to many uses.

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  • A bow of maline requires wiring with a very small tie wire or lace wire.

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  • Lovely flowers may be made from a few inches of hat braids which are left over or from wool and raffia, maline or colored nets.

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British Dictionary definitions for maline

malines

/məˈliːn/
noun
1.
a type of silk net used in dressmaking
2.
another name for Mechlin lace
Word Origin
C19: from French Malines (Mechelen), where this lace was traditionally made

Malines

/malin/
noun
1.
the French name for Mechelen
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