or sarse·net, sars·net
- a fine, soft fabric, often of silk, made in plain or twill weave and used especially for linings.
Origin of sarcenet
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Examples from the Web for sarsnet
If sarsinesshe can be taken as a sb., it may refer to sarsnet.
Thy carelessness, Sarsnet, has exposed me, I am lost and ruin'd.
Dear Mrs. Sarsnet, how am I oblig'd to thee for thy services: thou hast made me happy beyond expression.
A very prudent young woman this Sarsnet; she was undoubtedly a good and faithful friend in your solitude.
Our good curate bequeaths to "Sir Thomas Benson" his sarsnet tippet, clearly from its superior stuff, the best that he had.The Church of Grasmere
Mary L. Armitt
- a variant spelling of sarcenet
- a fine soft silk fabric formerly from Italy and used for clothing, ribbons, etc
C15: from Old French sarzinet, from Sarrazin Saracen
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