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(Textiles) a fine muslin dress fabric, usually having a raised or woven pattern of dolls or figures
[C19: so called because it was formerly imported from Switzerland]
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a crisp, sheer muslin often woven or printed with raised dots or figures (dotted swiss), used esp. for curtains and summer clothing.
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