a thin, plain-weave, open-mesh cotton fabric finished with stiffening agents and sometimes glazed.
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How to use tarlatan in a sentence
The beams rose high above their heads, and a musty smell of tarlatan and muslin and cheese-cloth filled the air.Smith College Stories | Josephine Dodge Daskam
tarlatan can now be had in hues that almost rival the colours of flowers, but I fear that only the white can be had "fire-proof."The Peace Egg and Other tales | Juliana Horatia Ewing
There were some pretty girls swimming about in tasteful whip-syllabub of puffed tarlatan.
I rather liked myself in my home-made white tarlatan, feeling very much dressed in my first low neck.Our Philadelphia | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
My white tarlatan and my Second Street silk had grown shabby before the winter was half over.Our Philadelphia | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for tarlatan
an open-weave cotton fabric, used for stiffening garments
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