Linen Cloth

   See Fair Linen Cloth.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Fair Linen Cloth —    , Fair White Linen Cloth    In the Communion Office there are two rubrics, the first of which reads as follows: The Table, at the Communion time having a fair white linen cloth upon it, etc. By this is meant the long linen cloth the breadth of …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Linen — Cloth made of flax. The fabrication of linen in England was not carried on to any great extent before the middle of the 16th century. It was made here in the time of the Anglo Saxons. Linen was worn as garments for wear next to the skin. In the… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • linen — (n.) cloth from woven flax, early 14c.; earlier as an adjective, made of flax (c.1200), from O.E. linin (adj.) made of flax, from lin flax, linen thread, cloth, from W.Gmc. *linam (Cf. O.S., O.N., O.H.G. lin flax, linen, Ger. Leinen linen, Goth.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • linen — Cloth made from flax which grew well in the low, hot areas of the Jordan valley. Fine woven cloth was a luxury (Judg. 14:12–13), and was much sought after by the wealthy (Luke 16:19). Because of its quality, linen was used for the tabernacle… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Linen — Lin en (l[i^]n [e^]n), a. [OE., fr. lin linen. See {Linen}, n.] 1. Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling linen cloth; white; pale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linen — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cloth, material, flaxen fabric, sheeting, linen cloth. Types of linen include: damask, single damask, five leaf damask, eight leaf damask, linen duck, linen huckaback, linen crash, dowlas, osnaburg, low sheeting, low brown… …   English dictionary for students

  • linen — n. & adj. n. 1 a cloth woven from flax. b a particular kind of this. 2 (collect.) articles made or orig. made of linen, calico, etc., as sheets, cloths, shirts, undergarments, etc. adj. made of linen or flax (linen cloth). Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • linen — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English līnen, from līn flax, from Latin linum flax; akin to Greek linon flax, thread Date: before 12th century 1. made of flax 2. made of or resembling linen II. noun Date: 14th century 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Linen —    1) Heb., pishet, pishtah, denotes flax, of which linen is made (Isa. 19:9); wrought flax, i.e., linen cloth , Lev. 13:47, 48, 52, 59; Deut. 22:11.    Flax was early cultivated in Egypt (Ex. 9:31), and also in Palestine (Josh. 2:6; Hos. 2:9).… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • linen — lineny, adj. /lin euhn/, n. 1. fabric woven from flax yarns. 2. Often, linens. bedding, tablecloths, shirts, etc., made of linen cloth or a more common substitute, as cotton. 3. yarn made of flax fiber. 4. thread made of flax yarns. 5. wash one s …   Universalium

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