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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lut(e)string, n.2 [e.m.E. (1661), appar. an alteration of Lustring n., assimilated to Lute-string,n.1] A kind of glossy silk fabric. Also attrib. — 1664 Household Bk. Archb. Sharp in Misc. Maitl. C. II. 512.
For 1 ell and ¼ of lut string taffete to my lady at 6 lib. per elne
c 1680 Bk. Dunvegan I. 194.
Lut string for skarfs
1701 Fam. Rose 390. 1717 Household Bk. Gr. Baillie 211.
For 8 yd. black Italian lutstring lining, £2 10s.
Ib. 42, 209, etc.

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