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Lawn

Fine, thin cambric bleached on a lawn, instead of the ordinary bleaching grounds. It is used for the sleeves of bishops, and sometimes for ladies' handkerchiefs.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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