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  1. French Malines. Flemish Mech·e·len [mekh-uh-luh n] /ˈmɛx ə lən/. a city in N Belgium.
  2. Mechlin lace.
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Examples from the Web for mechlin

Historical Examples

  • There's many such a fortune been made out of Mechlin and Cognac.'

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • He was born at Mechlin, but passed most of his life at Haarlem.

  • England had no style: she copied Flemish, Brussels, and Mechlin laces.

  • The laces of Brussels and Mechlin (Malines) have the highest reputation.

    Dikes and Ditches

    Oliver Optic

  • The head-mistress was no longer dressed in soft pearl-gray and Mechlin lace.

    A World of Girls

    L. T. Meade

British Dictionary definitions for mechlin


  1. the English name for Mechelen
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