- muslin:  Etymologically, muslin is ‘cloth from Mosul’, a city in Iraq where fine cotton fabric was once made. The Arabic form mūslin was adopted into Italian as mussolino, and made its way into English via French mousseline.
- muslin (n.)
- c. 1600, "delicately woven cotton fabric," from French mousseline (17c.), from Italian mussolina, from Mussolo, Italian name of Mosul, city in northern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) where muslin was made. Like many fabric names, it has changed meaning over the years, in this case from luxurious to commonplace. In 13c. French, mosulin meant "cloth of silk and gold." The meaning "everyday cotton fabric for shirts, bedding, etc." is first attested 1872 in American English.
- 1. She swathes her face in a veil of decorative muslin.
- 2. Strain the mixture through a double thickness of muslin or cheesecloth.
- 3. " That, " answered Scarlett, pointing at the fluffy mass of green flowered muslin.
- " 那件, " 思嘉答道, 一面指着那团蓬乱的绿布花.
- 4. Winston gazed abstractedly through the muslin curtain.
- 5. The little creature was daintily decked out in soft, snowy muslin.
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