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Idioms for linen
Origin of linen
OTHER WORDS FROM linenlin·en·y, adjectivehalf-linen, adjectiveun·der·lin·en, noun
Words nearby linen
Example sentences from the Web for linen
Tables are draped with linens, warmed by overhead heaters and spaced with safety in mind.Glover Park Grill woos its neighborhood with all-American cooking|Tom Sietsema|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
He's referring to the fact that I put effort into cleaning, planning meals and preparing the linens.Carolyn Hax: A mother-in-law stays in a hotel because of her son’s comments|Carolyn Hax|January 14, 2021|Washington Post
If summer has rolled around and you need help keeping cool at night—or you naturally sleep very hot—look for sheets made from Tencel, linen, or a percale cotton weave.Best sheets: Choose the right bed linens for a good night’s sleep|Carsen Joenk|December 18, 2020|Popular Science
Officials said a space heater that was near a bed apparently ignited the bed and some linens on the bed and then spread.Townhouse fire in Gaithersburg leaves one man in critical condition|Dana Hedgpeth|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Davis jumped over a 4-foot porch wall and ran into a house, where he and others crammed themselves into a linen closet.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
De la Renta did design some stuff for Kennedy too—notably, one perfect belted sheath in crisp white linen.
The edges of the elegant paper are crackled; the ink bled into the linen weave long ago and has not faded.
He moves her with no more concern for her condition than if she were a bag of dirty linen left behind by housekeeping.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Better to wash dirty linen in public than have it grow mildew in a dark cupboard,” a party insider told The Daily Beast.A Sleaze Civil War Engulfs Britain’s Liberal Democrats|Nico Hines|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They all wore very large linen collars and black cravats, which gave them a very serious appearance.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Sergeant Burton knelt down and gingerly laid his hand upon the stained linen over the breast of Sir Lucien.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Most of the farmers wore linen dusters and broad straw hats, but their women had put on all their finery.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
In one of ole Miss's bureau drawers was a large plain linen handkerchief which was never used.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
A lace collar will look as badly over a chintz dress, as a linen one would with velvet, though each may be perfect of its kind.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for linen
- a hard-wearing fabric woven from the spun fibres of flax
- (as modifier)a linen tablecloth
Word Origin for linen
Idioms and Phrases with linen
see wash one's dirty linen in public.