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cotton flannel

noun
  1. Canton flannel.
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Origin of cotton flannel

First recorded in 1835–45
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Historical Examples

  • She wuz half bent, which made her cotton-flannel infirmity harder to witness.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

    Marietta Holley

  • For dinner the table is first spread with a cotton-flannel or felt undercloth.

  • Shivering like the ague between his cotton-flannel blankets, Stanton's courage fairly raced the mercury in its downward course.

    Molly Make-Believe

    Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

  • She came back, bringing some two or three pairs of cotton-flannel drawers.

  • The floor should then be dusted with a broom, over which has been tied the cotton-flannel bag made for the purpose.


British Dictionary definitions for cotton flannel

cotton flannel

noun
  1. a plain-weave or twill-weave fabric with nap on one side onlyAlso called: Canton flannel
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