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drapery


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drapery  \Dra"per*y\,  n.;  pl  {Draperies}.  [F.  draperie.] 
  1.  The  occupation  of  a  draper;  cloth-making,  or  dealing  in 
  cloth.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Cloth,  or  woolen  stuffs  in  general. 
 
  People  who  ought  to  be  weighing  out  grocery  or 
  measuring  out  drapery.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  A  textile  fabric  used  for  decorative  purposes,  especially 
  when  hung  loosely  and  in  folds  carefully  disturbed;  as: 
  a  Garments  or  vestments  of  this  character  worn  upon  the 
  body,  or  shown  in  the  representations  of  the  human 
  figure  in  art. 
  b  Hangings  of  a  room  or  hall,  or  about  a  bed. 
 
  Like  one  that  wraps  the  drapery  of  his  couch 
  About  him  and  lies  down  to  pleasant  dreams. 
  --Bryant. 
 
  All  the  decent  drapery  of  life  is  to  be  rudely 
  torn  off  --Burke. 
 
  {Casting  of  draperies}.  See  under  {Casting}. 
 
  The  casting  of  draperies  .  .  .  is  one  of  the  most 
  important  of  an  artist's  studies.  --Fairholt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drapery 
  n  :  hanging  cloth  used  as  a  blind  [syn:  {curtain},  {drape},  {mantle}, 
  {pall}] 




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