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outing flannel

a light cotton flannel with a short, dense nap.
Origin of outing flannel
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Can you tell why outing flannel is dangerous unless it is treated?

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • They have chosen gingham for some and outing flannel for others.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • She so did because she thought the light blue patch of outing flannel would be nice for a crib-robe for Felix Mendelssohn.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • Very light blankets of wool or outing flannel are useful in summer.

  • outing flannel, which is fuzzy on both sides, can be bought from 10 to 35 cents a yard, and it is 36 inches wide.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • outing flannel is very dangerous unless treated with ammonium phosphate.

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  • Cotton can be napped in finishing and made to look woolly as in blankets or outing flannel, but it is still only cotton.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Tiny blankets may be cut from outing flannel, and a spread made from a piece of white piqu or other thick white wash material.

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