At length a chairman was found in Mr. poplin, the owner of the silk-mill, and the meeting proceeded with spirit.
She put her hand on Lucy Ann's shoulder, to give her a little shake; but, feeling mother's poplin, she forbore.
Even in the shade one is grateful for white duck instead of woolens, so before long I had acquired an Irish poplin coat.
Perhaps it was the royalty of the poplin that enwrapped her; but Lucy Ann looked very capable of holding her own.
Rob, foreseeing this question, had been engaged in a hasty mental estimate of the original cost of the poplin and the silk.
The walls were hung with the finest Irish poplin and decorated by the most noted artists of the time.
Why, I don't know a poplin from a polonaise, though I suppose there's a distinction of some kind.
My husband bought me a poplin dress at the Exposition—Oh, mamma, I have quite decided about my cloak.
poplin or popeline is a name given to a class of goods distinguished by a rib or cord effect running width way of the piece.
She wore a pink silk dress of Irish poplin, and on her head was a diamond tiara.
type of corded fabric, 1710, from French papeline "cloth of fine silk and worsted" (1660s), probably from Provençal papalino, fem. of papalin "of or belonging to the pope," from Medieval Latin papalis "papal" (see papal). The reference is to Avignon, papal residence during the schism 1309-1408 (and regarded as a papal town until 1791), which also was a center of silk manufacture. Influenced in English by Poperinghe, town in Flanders where the fabric was made (but from 18c. the primary source was Ireland).