Origin of lisle
Related Words for lislecord, wire, string, yarn, hair, fiber, strand, filament, wool, ribbon, cotton, silk, braid, gossamer, fibril, floss, ligature, twine, warp, staple
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Historical Examples of lisle
This was one of the great curses of Lisle Court; the other was yet more galling.
The party were silent and sleepy till they arrived at Lisle Court.
Lumley thought at that moment less of Evelyn than of Lisle Court.
The tide had ebbed, and he did not even think of her as other than Miss Lisle.
Lisle seemed to reflect: "Old Fordham doesn't have one, I suppose."
- a strong fine cotton thread or fabric
- (as modifier)lisle stockings
Word Origin for lisle
1851, from French Lisle, earlier spelling of Lille, cith in northwest France where the thread was made; the name is apparently originally l'isle "the island," referring to its location.