I asked, as I admired their beautiful silk outfits and their starched white faces and hair sculpted around their pretty faces.
The comfort of stretch wool and jersey were lost in the starched silhouettes.
In a moment the starched linen fluttered out, fell into the river, and was carried swirling away.
A mellow, womanly cry of pity came from under the starched coif.
Aunt Ellen was waiting on the porch in a starched white apron, and took in the situation with quick sympathy.
She put on her sun-bonnet, her mother had it starched and ironed for her.
Armorel even fancied that his limp, day-before-yesterday's collar had become white and starched again.
There was a white waist with big sleeves that she had starched and ironed.
A better material than muslin for this purpose is jaconet, being light in weight and starched a little.
The greenest I see look quite correct and starched and tailor-made.
c.1400, from Old English *stercan (Mercian), *stiercan (West Saxon) "make rigid," found in stercedferhð "fixed, hard, resolute" (related to stearc "stiff"), from Proto-Germanic *starkijanan (cf. German Stärke "strength, starch"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see stark). Related: Starched; starching.
"pasty substance used to stiffen cloth," mid-15c., from starch (v.). Figurative sense of "stiffness of manner" is recorded from 1705.
A naturally abundant nutrient carbohydrate found chiefly in the seeds, fruits, tubers, roots, and stem pith of plants, and commonly prepared as a white, amorphous, tasteless powder used in powders, ointments, and pastes. Also called amylum.
A food having a high content of starch, such as rice, bread, and potatoes.