Also ma·line . a delicate net resembling tulle, originally made by hand in the town of Mechlin, Belgium.
Other definitions for Malines (2 of 2)
French name of Mechlin.
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How to use malines in a sentence
The separate independence of the provinces was thus abolished, and the supreme power vested in the senate at malines.The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
Cornelius died in 1764 and his wife in 1765, and with this the malines branch of the family ended.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3) | Alexander Wheelock Thayer
All fair promises and sweet words, but no deeds, were to be found at malines.Mary Tudor, Queen of France | Mary Croom Brown
I have just been talking to the latest refugees from malines.Best Stories of the 1914 European War | Various
So the late autumn of that year found Barty and his aunt at malines, or Mechelen, as it calls itself in its native tongue.The Martian | George Du Maurier
British Dictionary definitions for malines (1 of 2)
a type of silk net used in dressmaking
another name for Mechlin lace
British Dictionary definitions for Malines (2 of 2)
the French name for Mechelen
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