book muslin

noun

Definition of book muslin

1 : muslin used to strengthen the backbone construction of books
2 : a thin muslin formerly used for women's dresses

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First Known Use of book muslin

circa 1740, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Book muslin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/book%20muslin. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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