nylons nylons  /ˈnaɪ ˌlɑnz/


  • (n) women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)


  1. For soft-sided bags, opt for materials like ballistic or Cordura nylons, which stand up to slashing and tearing better than leather or canvas.
  2. In Chicago Musi-comedienne June Havoc auctioned off two pairs of nylons at $1,300 worth of bonds a pair.
  3. Hundreds looked down and found their nylons suddenly streaked with runs.


  • Evonik develops sterilizable, transparent polyamide 12

    At K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Evonik Industries introduced a new transparent polyamide that can be steam sterilized, closing the performance gap between polyamides (nylons) and polysulfone. There's a trend toward higher-performing polymers in healthcare applications because sterilization processes "are becoming more aggressive. Polycarbonate and ABS are often not sufficient," said Christiane ...
    on October 26, 2013     Source: PlasticsToday.com


  1. "It makes you look like you have nylons on," said Hudson, the 25-year-old singing star of "Dreamgirls" and "American Idol." "But now every little impression counts."
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Jennifer Hudson Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "The ones wearing nylons and high-heeled shoes, these high heels and others like them have carried a lot of weight for first women everywhere," Granholm said as she held up one of her own shoes. "I just have to say that for all of those who...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Jennifer Granholm Source: CBS News

  3. "A child becoming aware of the coming of sexual attraction, of the changing nature of her own body, of lipstick and nylons -- for Lewis this was a thing of horror," Pullman says. "It was preferable for him to kill off all these characters...
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Philip Pullman Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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