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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    frilled linen

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me a leg up with the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    And then, opening her eyes, how fresh like frilled linen clean from a laundry laid in wicker trays the roses looked; and dark and prim the red carnations, holding their heads up; and all the sweet peas spreading in their bowls, tinged violet, snow white, pale…..

    frilled linen = lace linen = crinkly linen

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: frilled linen

    Lace is what came to mind as I read it.

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