Linen-yarn

Linen-yarn
   (See Yarn.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Yarn —    Found only in 1 Kings 10:28, 2 Chr. 1:16. The Heb. word mikveh, i.e., a stringing together, so rendered, rather signifies a host, or company, or a string of horses. The Authorized Version has: And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Linen — is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum . Linen is labor intensive to manufacture, but when it is made into garments, it is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. It is superior to… …   Wikipedia

  • linen — [lin′ən] n. [ME < OE (akin to Ger leinen) < lin, flax: see LINE2] 1. yarn, thread, or cloth made of flax 2. [often pl.] things made of linen, or of cotton, etc., as tablecloths, sheets, shirts, etc.: cf. BED LINEN, TABLE LINEN 3. fine… …   English World 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

  • 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 — /ˈlɪnən / (say linuhn) noun 1. fabric woven from flax yarns. 2. household articles, as sheets, tablecloths, etc., made of linen or some substitute, as cotton. 3. Obsolete shirts and underwear, made of linen or a substitute. 4. yarn made of flax… …  

  • 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 — lin•en [[t]ˈlɪn ən[/t]] n. 1) tex fabric woven from flax yarns 2) Often, linens. bedding, tablecloths, etc., made of linen cloth or a more common substitute, as cotton 3) tex yarn or thread made from flax 4) tex made of linen: a linen jacket[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • linen floss — Floss Floss (?; 195), n. [It. floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See {Flux}, n.] 1. (Bot.) The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called {silk}. [1913 Webster] 2. Untwisted filaments of silk, used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irish linen — is the brand name given to linen produced in Ireland. Linen is cloth made from the flax fibre, which was grown in Ireland for many years before advanced agricultural methods and more suitable climate led to the concentration of quality flax… …   Wikipedia

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