Lyall provided the supporting structure, employing quarter-inch nylon boning sheathed in muslin to facilitate sewing.
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It was Maria Parslet, in a pretty summer muslin, a straw hat shading her blushing face.
Dot, who possessed three, shook her head as she handled her muslin dress.
Now she drew out from under the muslin folds a thin gold chain, from which dangled a flat, open-faced locket.
She lay under an awning of muslin, for fear of flies, and was awake.
Carefully she folded the matted circle of feathers in its muslin covering and reverently replaced it in the bureau drawer.
Gordon rolled a cigarette from the muslin bag of Green Goose.
Barbara's muslin had been washed six times, and had a very different air from the vestal robes of her patroness.
So thin it was, so brutal the blow, that it cut into the muslin.
c.1600, "delicately woven cotton fabric," from French mousseline (17c.), from Italian mussolina, from Mussolo, Italian name of Mosul, city in northern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) where muslin was made. Like many fabric names, it has changed meaning over the years, in this case from luxurious to commonplace. In 13c. French, mosulin meant "cloth of silk and gold." The meaning "everyday cotton fabric for shirts, bedding, etc." is first attested 1872 in American English.