[ UK /ʃˈɑːntʌŋ/ ]
  1. a heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)
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How To Use shantung In A Sentence

  • Another unique characteristic is the emergence of shiny materials, such as satin, silk, shantung and duchesse.
  • Toward the end of the nineteenth century the Boxers, a secret society, emerged in Shantung and blamed China's problems on foreigners, especially the missionaries who had ventured out of the treaty ports and into the Chinese interior.
  • And it is weird to get off a boring old commuter train to be faced on the platform with a vast embonpoint, half swathed in shiny scarlet shantung silk, half exposed, like being attacked by a giant blancmange with strawberries. Simon Hoggart's week: Olympic chiefs have built a Brigadoon for the rich
  • Fontana of Italy, in a feat never before attempted in pongee, novelty cottons, shantung, or faille, is performing the incredibly difficult REVERSE BOLERO with this pattern. August 2009
  • Our silk combination curtains were the solution: Their sheer tops let in diffused light, while solid shantung bottoms offer screening.
  • I like the slubbed silk idea, but I've read somewhere that if you use dupion or shantung with the "lines" sorry, can't remember the proper word running vertically, the seams tend to unravel. A Perfect Storm - A Dress A Day
  • His mother - improbably, for the ferry boat - wore a Leghorn straw hat and matching two-piece in cream silk shantung. THE QUEST FOR K
  • Steeped in culture, hazy summer-weight cottons and shantung silk in luxurious shades of spice, henna and amber are embroidered and lavishly decorated.
  • The only problem with the embroidered shantung fabric was how hard it was to match the hummingbirds and delicate bee balm flowers of the valance with the curtain fabric. Sea Escape
  • She in her buttoned-up cheongsams and high heels, he in his sober-toned shantung suits and narrow ties - they repress themselves in the high style of their day and wear their restrictions as badges of honor.
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