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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
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.