Lisle meaning

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A fine, smooth, tightly twisted thread spun from long-staple cotton.
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Fabric knitted of this thread, used especially for hosiery and underwear.
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A fine, hard, extra-strong cotton thread.
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A fabric, or stockings, gloves, etc., knit or woven of lisle.
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Made of lisle.
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A type of strong cotton thread, or a cloth woven from such thread.
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Origin of lisle

  • After Lisle (Lille), France

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after Lisle, France, where it was first produced.

    From Wiktionary