Origin of malines
Examples from the Web for maline
A bow of maline requires wiring with a very small tie wire or lace wire.
Flower pins were tucked in the maline bows of the bouquets as favors for the girls, while scarf pins were favors for the men.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband|Louise Bennett Weaver
The wire should be wound with maline or have a facing of maline.
Mr. Maline's wife wuz my Ole Boss' sister and my muther fell to her as a slave.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
Allee too velly much flighten, and lun away from foleign devil sailor and maline.Blue Jackets|George Manville Fenn