One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unbleached holland linen.
- ‘In brown holland blouse and sleeves rolled up to the elbows, he looked like a painter who has just laid down his brushes.’
- ‘Less perilous but equally disagreeable was a visit to an unspeakably dirty harem - ‘I had only a brown holland galabieh and high riding-boots to the knee, but twenty fleas were discovered thereon’.’
- ‘The doctor had no flannels, but he had brought a brown holland umbrella lined with green that he had acquired long ago in Algiers, and this served to give him something of the riverside quality.’
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