Laine Elastic. A light weight woolen dress fabric, dyed a dull black, used generally for mourning purposes. They are woven in several designs, one description having the appearance of crape cloth; another has a corded check and running square, is semi-transparent and of the character of grenadine; a third is woven with a very much smaller check and of closer make, the check being scarcely perceptible unless closely inspected. The same fabrics in France are called Armure Victoria.