organzine or"gan*zine ([^o]r"gan*z[i^]n), n. [F. organsin; cf. Sp. organsino, It. organzino.] A kind of double thrown silk of very fine texture, that is, silk twisted like a rope with different strands, so as to increase its strength. [1913 Webster]

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  • organzine — [ôr′gən zēn΄] n. [Fr organsin < It organzino, prob. after Urganǧ, name of a town in Russian TURKESTAN, famous as a silk market in medieval times] 1. a strong raw silk thread made of twisted strands 2. a fabric made of such threads …   English World dictionary

  • organzine — noun Etymology: French or Italian; French organsin, from Italian organzino Date: 1699 a raw silk yarn used for warp threads in fine fabrics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • organzine — /awr geuhn zeen /, n. silk that has been additionally twisted in opposite directions, used warpwise in weaving silk fabrics. Cf. TRAM. [1690 1700; < F organsin < It organizino] * * * …   Universalium

  • organzine — or·gan·zine || É”rgÉ™nzɪːn / ɔːg n. raw silk twisted into threads …   English contemporary dictionary

  • organzine — [ ɔ:g(ə)nzi:n, ganzi:n] noun a silk thread made of strands twisted together in the contrary direction to that of each individual strand. Origin C17: from Fr. organsin, from Ital. organzino …   English new terms dictionary

  • organzine — or·gan·zine …   English syllables

  • organzine — or•gan•zine [[t]ˈɔr gənˌzin[/t]] n. tex silk twisted in opposite directions and used warpwise in weaving silk fabrics • Etymology: 1690–1700; < F …   From formal English to slang

  • organzine — /ˈɔgənzin/ (say awguhnzeen), /ɔˈgænzin/ (say aw ganzeen) noun silk yarn used in weaving silk fabrics. {French organsin} …  

  • organzine — n. a silk thread in which the main twist is in a contrary direction to that of the strands. Etymology: F organsin f. It. organzino, of unkn. orig …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Lombe — was a silk spinner in 18th century Derby, England.He was born in Norwich in approximately 1693 the son of a worsted weaver. He was a younger half brother of Thomas Lombe, who after his death would go on to amass a fortune as a silk merchant in… …   Wikipedia

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