1) A kind of fine linen, said to derive from the French town of Laon.

1415 j plice [sic for plite?] de lawnd, Raby

1429 ‘two garments of lawne’, York

1476 iij plyte de lawn, York

1642 One may buy course Lawne for iiijs vjd a yard, and the finest for vjs and vjs viijd a yard. It is much used for fine necke-kerchers ... Cambricke-Lawne ... the finest of them all, Elmswell

1755 silk and lawn handkerchiefs, Sheffield.

dates 1415 1429 1476 1642 1755

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