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Lisle thread   /lˈaɪəl θrɛd/   Listen
Lisle thread

noun
1.
A strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton).  Synonym: lisle.






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"Lisle thread" Quotes from Famous Books



... by a good teacher. There was something in this very superior young man as it turned out, though few would have suspected it, had they seen him before the war. But then, no one can ever listen to a person of the male sex proffering a good line of stockings in Lisle thread at one and eleven-three without experiencing a strong desire to be sick. Which goes back to what I said before: the whole thing is one of environment. The stocking vendors knew no better; for want of the necessary teaching they took to their nauseating trade. It's all in ...
— No Man's Land • H. C. McNeile



Words linked to "Lisle thread" :   cotton



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