nainsook

   (NAYN-sook) [Urdu, Hindi: pleasure of the eye] A fine, soft, lightweight cotton cloth similar to batiste.

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  • Nainsook — Cotton was often used to make Bias Tape in the 50 s and 60 s. Nainsook is a fine, soft muslin fabric, often to used to make babies clothing. See also Lawn cloth …   Wikipedia

  • Nainsook — A light cotton cloth, plain weave, in widths 30 in. to 22 in. Bleached and soft finished. A common quality is 108 ends and 96 picks per inch, 40 s warp, 46 s weft. It is used for underwear, dresses, shirts, etc., in the East. Sometimes it has… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Nainsook — Nain sook , n. [Nainsukh, a valley in Kaghan.] A thick sort of jaconet muslin, plain or striped, formerly made in India. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nainsook — Nainsook, seine ostindische Musseline, die in Bengalen gewebt und früher nach Europa gebracht wurden. Für den europäischen Handel werden derartige Musseline (Linon) in eignen Fabriken angefertigt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • nainsook — [nān′sook΄] n. [Hindi nainsukh < nain, the eye + sukh, pleasure] a thin, lightweight cotton fabric …   English World dictionary

  • nainsook — noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu nainsukh, literally, eye s delight Date: 1790 a soft lightweight muslin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nainsook — /nayn sook, nan /, n. a fine, soft finished cotton fabric, usually white, used for lingerie and infants wear. [1780 90; < Urdu, Hindi nainsukh, equiv. to nain the eye + sukh pleasure] * * * …   Universalium

  • nainsook — noun A soft, fine muslin, sometimes used to make baby clothes …   Wiktionary

  • nainsook — fine cotton fabric Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • nainsook — neɪnsÊŠk n. thin cotton fabric of Indian origin that is used for making baby clothes and lingerie …   English contemporary dictionary

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