- lineman's pliers,
- linen closet,
- linen draper,
- linen panel,
- linen paper,
Origin of linen
Examples from the Web for linen
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
The edges of the elegant paper are crackled; the ink bled into the linen weave long ago and has not faded.
A linen shirt, for example, is, strictly speaking, not a necessary of life.
The Greeks and Romans lived, I suppose, very comfortably though they had no linen.
Still, traces of her old life—the Glock in her linen closet, for one—linger.
The chrisom was the linen cloth, or garment, which the priest put on the recently baptized child.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England|Edward L. Cutts
She shuddered as she saw a spot of blood becoming larger and larger upon the linen bandages.The Vicomte de Bragelonne|Alexandre Dumas
This made Cinderella's lot still harder, for it was she who ironed her sisters' linen and plaited their ruffles.The Tales of Mother Goose|Charles Perrault
His teacher was sitting with her back to the door, arranging the worsted in the large, linen worsted-case.The Grasshopper Stories|Elizabeth Davis Leavitt
With the ravelings of a linen handkerchief, aided by the magic buckle-tongue, I mended my clothing.Thirty-Seven Days of Peril|Truman Everts
- a hard-wearing fabric woven from the spun fibres of flax
- (as modifier)a linen tablecloth
Word Origin for linen
"cloth from woven flax," early 14c.; earlier as an adjective, "made of flax" (c.1200), from Old English linin (adj.) "made of flax," from lin "flax, linen thread, cloth," from West Germanic *linam (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German lin "flax, linen," German Leinen "linen," Gothic lein "linen cloth"), probably an early borrowing from Latin linum "flax, linen," which, along with Greek linon is from a non-IE language.
see wash one's dirty linen in public.