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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAMBRIC

Each of these fairies was about the height of a cambric needle.

She has more eyes than ever Argus had, and each one is as sharp as a cambric needle.

The cambric pocket-handkerchief was the only one known in the olden times.

Cambric is a heavy, glazed cotton fabric with a smooth finish.

The sheets—I've seen the pattern—they are of cambric—spider-web.

Out with your cambric, dear ladies, and let us all whimper together.

How could she possibly raise the money necessary to the purchase of the cambric?

One was cambric, one was fine lawn or nainsook, and one of dimity.

Now, if there was anything that Peter Mink disliked, it was cambric tea.

"You look to me as if you needed some cambric tea," Mrs. Rabbit said.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Kamerijk, Flemish form of Cambrai, city in northern France where the cloth was originally made, from Latin Camaracum. The modern form of the English word has elements from both versions of the name.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CAMBRIC

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