Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thin, stiff net woven in a hexagonal pattern and used in dressmaking.
  • n. See Mechlin2.

Etymologies

French, after Malines (Mechlin), Belgium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • While she was purchasing two yards of malines the vocal Raymie

    Main Street

  • If the brim is separate from the crown, the hat may be completely changed by slipping the brim down over the crown, leaving it an inch or so from the bottom on one side or in the back, making a bandeau which lends itself to trimming of flowers, ribbons, or malines.

    Make Your Own Hats

  • While she was purchasing two yards of malines the vocal Raymie Wutherspoon tiptoed up to her, his long sallow face bobbing, and he besought, "You've just got to come back to my department and see a pair of patent leather slippers I set aside for you."

    Main Street

  • Her delay was due to the adjustment of her huge straw hat, piled with pink roses and tufts of blue malines.

    The Job An American Novel

  • Margaret wondered Friday evening, as she sat up late, working away braiding a lovely gray bonnet out of folds of malines, and fashioning it into form for Mom Wallis, why she was looking forward to the visit with so much more real pleasure than she had done to the one the week before at the

    A Voice in the Wilderness

  • With a flat band of silver olive leaves about her brow, and the soft hair waving out below, nothing more was necessary for a costume save a brief drapery of silver spangled cloth with a strap of jewels and a wisp of black malines for a scarf.

    The City of Fire

  • Playing-cards, snuffboxes, and fringed gloves elbowed a shelf of books, and a full-bottomed wig ogled a lady's headdress of ribbon and malines.

    Audrey

  • AmE lieuténant, BrE lefténant littérateur literatër lorgnette, lorgnon lornyét, lornyón louche loôsh luthier-a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars məshêen madame brothel, Madame title madáme, cf. mádam shopping madeleine mádeleíne mademoiselle madame wàzél maisonette maizonét maître d'hôtel métradô-tél, mâitradô-tél maladroit maladrŏit malcontent malines malêen mandoline (also 'mandolin' in English) mándə-lín margarine marjərìne marmalade - màrmalâde marmite marquee

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • AmE lieuténant, BrE lefténant littérateur literatër lorgnette, lorgnon lornyét, lornyón louche loôsh luthier-a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars məshêen madame brothel, Madame title madáme, cf. mádam shopping madeleine mádeleíne mademoiselle madame wàzél maisonette maizonét maître d'hôtel métradô-tél, mâitradô-tél maladroit maladrŏit malcontent malines malêen mandoline (also 'mandolin' in English) mándə-lín margarine marjərìne marque type

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • = loôn crazy luthier-a maker of stringed instruments such as violins or guitars məshêen madame brothel, Madame title madáme, cf. mádam shopping madeleine mádeleíne mademoiselle madame wàzél maisonette maizonét maître d'hôtel métradô-tél, mâitradô-tél malines malêen mandoline (also 'mandolin' in English) mándə-lín margarine marjərìne marque type

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

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