Noun(1) an unglazed heavy fabric; brightly printed; used for slipcovers and draperies
(1) There are many designs of sets of small tables and chairs made with good lines, and the wicker ones with lovely cretonne cushions are very attractive.(2) The outer cover has a top of floral and striped cretonne and a backing of faded pink cotton.(3) It was furnished like the maid's rooms and the bed here was of painted iron with a cretonne bedspread.(4) The wall is tinted a warm gray shade, pink rugs are on the floor and a pink cretonne curtain hangs between the roomy clothes closet and bedroom.(5) A discarded packing case divided into several sections and covered with cretonne makes an ideal magazine file.(6) But the cretonnes and tapestries of Merton are coarse and almost clumsy compared with these exquisite stuffs.(7) If variety in the color-scheme is desired, it may be introduced by means of cretonnes or silks used for hangings and furniture covers.(8) She asked Lily Yeats in London to source William Morris wallpapers and cretonnes for the bedrooms of the small daughters of Lord and Lady Stonehaven.(9) All the fabrics took form at Mrs Aline's, a dressmaker; the nimble fingers of seven trainees changed laces, cadis, cretonnes and silks into blouses, waistcoats and gowns.(10) It was there that I learned to make pattern designs and designs for cretonnes that were eventually sold all over the country.(11) It was hung with mirrors and cretonnes , it was richly carpeted, and, of course, it was lighted by electricity.(12) Curtains were made of cretonnes , silk and woolen, all matching the beautiful wallpaper.(13) Many people do not understand the use of chintzes and cretonnes , other than in bedrooms and summer cottages.(14) These fabrics are cretonnes , the end-of-the-19th Century's version of unglazed chintz.(15) He had the same smile on his face that he used to have before the war when he stood behind his counter and sold cretonnes and percales.(16) Both the English-style cretonnes and the eiderdowns are the hotel's own design.
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