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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 a delicate net resembling tulle, originally made by hand in the town of Mechlin, Belgium.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

Malines

[ma-leen; English muh-leenz] /maˈlin; English məˈlinz/
noun
1.
French name of Mechlin.
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  • I shall go to malines, of course, to say good‑bye to people.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • At the beginning of 1585 almost every town had been reduced as far as malines.

    Belgium

    Emile Cammaerts
  • Lady Caroline meant to pass the winter at malines, of all places in the world.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • On leaving Brussels, we took the road to malines and Antwerp.

  • “An island, I suppose,” said malines, as the raft came alongside.

    The Island Queen R.M. Ballantyne
  • This so angered malines, that he dealt Dominick a sounding slap on the cheek.

    The Island Queen R.M. Ballantyne
  • “It was Mr malines, not I, who suggested the plan,” returned the queen.

    The Island Queen R.M. Ballantyne
  • Mr malines was one of those wise men who know when they have met their match.

    The Island Queen R.M. Ballantyne
  • We slept well, and the next morning continued our route to malines.

    Peter Simple Frederick Marryat
  • He practised his art successfully in malines and died in 1580.

British Dictionary definitions for malines

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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