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English term or phrase:nainsook
Romanian translation:nansuc
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14:54 Jan 30, 2009
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English term or phrase: nainsook
Definition from weavers.org.uk:
A lightweight, plain-weave, cotton cloth with a soft finish, although French nainsook has a crisp finish. Sometimes this fabric is made with a closely woven satin or twill stripe forming a corded effect at intervals across the fabric. Often used in the manufacture of lingerie and dresses. The word nainsook comes from the Hindi words nain, meaning eye, and sukh, meaning delight. This fabric dates back to seventeenth century India when it was sometimes called nansook, nyansook or nainsook and was thought to give 'pleasure to the eye'.

Example sentence(s):
  • Nainsook and lawn were made in extra fine, fine and regular cottons with the extra fine nainsook having a silk finish. fabrics.net
  • This simple mode is illustrated in linen with Swiss insertion, edge lace and ribbon-run beading and also in nainsook with Valenciennes lace, insertion, ribbon and beading. vintagevictorian.com
  • The softest and finest fabrics are used for these dresses such as French and Persian lawn, batiste, handkerchief linen and nainsook. smockingstore.com
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Ţesătură foarte subţire de bumbac sau de mătase
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Definition from dex:
Ţesătură foarte subţire de bumbac sau de mătase

Example sentence(s):
  • Femeile purtau vara tulpane albe. Era un material fin: nansuc. - buzau.com  
  • Nansuc de bumbac, pentru îmbrăcăminte şi lenjerie de uz casnic - kompass.com  
  • Ţesătură foarte subţire de bumbac sau de mătase - cimec.ro  
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Yes  Anca Buzatu
29 days
  -> mulţumesc

Yes  Bogdan Murg-Perlmutter
40 days
  -> mulţumesc
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