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damask


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Damask  \Dam"ask\  (d[a^]m"ask),  n.  [From  the  city  Damascus,  L. 
  Damascus,  Gr  Damasko`s,  Heb.  Dammesq  Ar  Daemeshq  cf  Heb. 
  d'meseq  damask;  cf  It  damasco  Sp  damasco  F.  damas.  Cf 
  {Damascene},  {Damass['E]}.] 
  1.  Damask  silk;  silk  woven  with  an  elaborate  pattern  of 
  flowers  and  the  like  ``A  bed  of  ancient  damask.''  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  2.  Linen  so  woven  that  a  pattern  in  produced  by  the  different 
  directions  of  the  thread,  without  contrast  of  color. 
 
  3.  A  heavy  woolen  or  worsted  stuff  with  a  pattern  woven  in 
  the  same  way  as  the  linen  damask;  --  made  for  furniture 
  covering  and  hangings. 
 
  4.  Damask  or  Damascus  steel;  also  the  peculiar  markings  or 
  ``water''  of  such  steel. 
 
  5.  A  deep  pink  or  rose  color.  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Damask  \Dam"ask\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Damasked};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Damasking}.] 
  To  decorate  in  a  way  peculiar  to  Damascus  or  attributed  to 
  Damascus;  particularly: 
  a  with  flowers  and  rich  designs,  as  silk; 
  b  with  inlaid  lines  of  gold,  etc.,  or  with  a  peculiar 
  marking  or  ``water,''  as  metal.  See  {Damaskeen}. 
 
  Mingled  metal  damasked  o'er  with  gold.  --Dryde?. 
 
  On  the  soft,  downy  bank,  damasked  with  flowers. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Damask  \Dam"ask\,  a. 
  1.  Pertaining  to  or  originating  at  the  city  of  Damascus; 
  resembling  the  products  or  manufactures  of  Damascus. 
 
  2.  Having  the  color  of  the  damask  rose. 
 
  But  let  concealment,  like  a  worm  i'  the  bud,  Feed  on 
  her  damask  cheek.  --Shak. 
 
  {Damask  color},  a  deep  rose-color  like  that  of  the  damask 
  rose. 
 
  {Damask  plum},  a  small  dark-colored  plum,  generally  called 
  damson. 
 
  {Damask  rose}  (Bot.),  a  large  pink,  hardy,  and  very  fragrant 
  variety  of  rose  ({Rosa  damascena})  from  Damascus.  ``Damask 
  roses  have  not  been  known  in  England  above  one  hundred 
  years.''  --Bacon. 
 
  {Damask  steel},  or  {Damascus  steel},  steel  of  the  kind 
  originally  made  at  Damascus,  famous  for  its  hardness,  and 
  its  beautiful  texture,  ornamented  with  waving  lines; 
  especially,  that  which  is  inlaid  with  damaskeening  -- 
  formerly  much  valued  for  sword  blades,  from  its  great 
  flexibility  and  tenacity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  damask 
  adj  :  having  a  woven  pattern;  "damask  table  linens" 
  n  1:  a  table  linen  made  from  linen  damask 
  2:  a  fabric  of  linen  or  cotton  or  silk  or  wool  with  a 
  reversible  pattern  woven  into  it 




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