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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LINEN

He was naked save for a linen under shirt and pair of woollen drawers.

Did she wish to say that she was grateful to him for having helped her in recovering the linen?

"To seek the linen for the new sheets, but it was not ready," she answered glibly.

And the linen I shall deposit, in pursuance of your kind hint, cannot be missed.

Pick them from the stalks, and squeeze them through a linen bag.

The other bundled some linen and brushes into the portmanteau.

He had brought an instrument case, some linen bands and some lint.

We went into the great warehouses to get clothes, linen, &c., on credit.

Caradoc assented wearily and shifted his shoulder for the band of linen.

A cooling lotion, applied with linen cloths, must be kept on all night.

WORD ORIGIN

"cloth from woven flax," early 14c.; earlier as an adjective, "made of flax" (c.1200), from Old English linin (adj.) "made of flax," from lin "flax, linen thread, cloth," from West Germanic *linam (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German lin "flax, linen," German Leinen "linen," Gothic lein "linen cloth"), probably an early borrowing from Latin linum "flax, linen," which, along with Greek linon is from a non-IE language.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LINEN

bedding

nouncovering for sleeping furniture
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