linen linen  /ˈlɪ nən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
  2. (n) a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish
  3. (n) white goods or clothing made with linen cloth

Usage(s):

  1. The napkins are linen, the children are scrubbed, steam rises from the green-bean casserole, and even the dog listens intently to what is being said.
  2. It was formed in 1825 by Alexander Brown, previously a linen merchant, and in 1833 devoted itself exclusively to finance.
  3. Instead he has zeroed in on a minor detail, the tiny labels on the Garnier Thiebaut linen that has just arrived from France.

News

  1. Dewey holds off Braves

    Bartlesville United Linen Braves climbed a tall mountain — only to fall off on the other side during a wild-and-wooly baseball war Wednesday, at Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium. The Dewey Doggers — who nearly saw defeat snatched from the jaws of victory — scored six runs in the top of the eighth and held on to beat the Jekyll-and-Hyde Braves, 15-11.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

  2. Light summer at Massimo Rebecchi: at Pitti

    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion documentary / Fashion pictures / Pitti Uomo Massimo Rebecchi’s presence at Pitti Uomo was like the brand: easy, bright and breezy, a light-filled tent on the Fortezza grounds showcasing linen blazers, bold colours and a multitude of summer prints. House model Simone posed for us wearing an ensemble from the brand’s Summer collection. Article continues ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: StyleBistro

  3. White Linen scholarship now accepting applications

    The 4th Annual White Linen Scholarship Gala is now accepting applications for 2013 graduating seniors. The Gala will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m., at the Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast, 5 Harden Hill Road, Watkinsville.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

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Quotes

  1. Last night, Mr Kemp said: "Bed linen and a second DVD player was an error for which I apologise and will pay back. The second television was purchased in advance of moving to a new flat. The fridge and television were both for use in my London flat....
    on May 16, 2009 By: Fraser Kemp Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "The lid of the wooden casket had excellent and well-preserved decorations ...... and the mummy's linen wrappings and the funerary drawings are still in their original condition," Hawass said.
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Zahi Hawass Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We were brought up to believe that the UN was formed to ensure that the Holocaust could never happen again," Clooney said. "So after Sept. 30, you won't need the UN You will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and...
    on Sep 15, 2006 By: George Clooney Source: ABC News

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