Wordswarms From Years Past
Adjacent Words Moiled
1: (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern [syn: moire, watered] n 1: silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern [syn: moire, watered-silk]
noun Etymology: French, from English mohair Date: 1660 a watered mohair archaic n. (in full moire antique) watered fabric, orig. mohair, now usu. silk.
Etymology: F (earlier mouaire) f. MOHAIR Moire Moire, n. [F. Cf.
Mohair.] 1. Originally, a fine textile fabric made of the hair of an Asiatic goat; afterwards, any textile fabric to which a watered appearance is given in the process of calendering. 2. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance produced upon either textile fabrics or metallic surfaces. Moire antique, a superior kind of thick moire. Moir'e Moi`r['e]", a. [F., p.p. of moirer to water (silk, etc.). See
Moire.] Watered; having a watered or clouded appearance; -- as of silk or metals. Moir'e Moi`r['e]", n. 1. A watered, clouded, or frosted appearance on textile fabrics or metallic surfaces. 2. Erroneously, moire, the fabric.
Moir'e Moi*r['e]", v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Moir['e]ed; p. pr. & vb. n. Moir['e]eing.] Also Moire Moire [F. moir['e].] To give a watered or clouded appearance to (a surface). Moir'e Moi*r['e]", v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Moir['e]ed; p. pr. & vb. n. Moir['e]eing.] Also Moire Moire [F. moir['e].] To give a watered or clouded appearance to (a surface). Dalmatian, antigorite, burele, butterfly, candy cane, chameleon, chatoyant, cheetah, chrysotile, confetti, crazy quilt, firedog, harlequin, iridal, iridescent, iridial, iridian, iris, irisated, irised, jaguar, leopard, mackerel, mackerel sky, marble, marbled paper, mother-of-pearl, nacre, nacred, nacreous, nacry, ocelot, opal, opalescent, opaline, opaloid, ophite, patchwork quilt, pavonian, pavonine, peacock, pearlish, pearly, rainbow, rainbowlike, rainbowy, serpentine, serpentine marble, shot silk, spectrum, tortoise shell, tortoise-shell, zebra
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