tussore

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tussore ‎(plural tussores)

  1. Alternative form of tussar
    • 1890, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Vintage 2007, p. 5:
      now and then the fantastic shadows of birds of flight flitted across the long tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect [...].
    • 2001, The Plum in the Golden Vase, or Chin P'ing Mei, Volume Two: The Rivals, translated by David Tod Roy, Princeton University Press, pp. 657-8,
      The next day, when Hsi-men Ch’ing returned from the yamen, he had the chests opened up and took out a bolt of block printed tussore fabric from the Imperial Silk Manufactory in the south.

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