lisle thread ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a fine, high-twisted and hard-twisted cotton thread, at least two-ply, used for hosiery, gloves, etc.
Origin of lisle thread First recorded in 1850–55 Also called. Examples from the Web for lisle thread Historical Examples of lisle thread
I couldn’t buy a pair of lisle-thread gloves that were not made in Germany.
The Lisle-thread gloves will last as long as the kid, and will be much better on the whole, because they will wash.
Lisle-thread gloves in midsummer, thick gloves in midwinter, are more comfortable for street wear than kid ones.
John H. Young
As he took her proffered hand, he raised the lisle-thread fingers to his lips with old-fashioned gallantry.
It may be natural in mothers, whether they wear fur or feathers or lisle-thread stockings—but it worries me.