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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tapestry  \Tap"es*try\,  n.;  pl  {Tapestries}.  [F.  tapissere  fr 
  tapisser  to  carpet,  to  hang,  or  cover  with  tapestry,  fr 
  tapis  a  carpet,  carpeting,  LL  tapecius  fr  L.  tapete 
  carpet,  tapestry,  Gr  ?,  ?.  Cf  {Tapis},  {Tippet}.] 
  A  fabric,  usually  of  worsted,  worked  upon  a  warp  of  linen  or 
  other  thread  by  hand,  the  designs  being  usually  more  or  less 
  pictorial  and  the  stuff  employed  for  wall  hangings  and  the 
  like  The  term  is  also  applied  to  different  kinds  of 
  {Tapestry  carpet},  a  kind  of  carpet,  somewhat  resembling 
  Brussels,  in  which  the  warp  is  printed  before  weaving,  so 
  as  to  produce  the  figure  in  the  cloth. 
  {Tapestry  moth}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Carpet  moth},  under 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tapestry  \Tap"es*try\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tapestried};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Tapestrying}.] 
  To  adorn  with  tapestry,  or  as  with  tapestry. 
  The  Trosachs  wound,  as  now  between  gigantic  walls  of 
  rock  tapestried  with  broom  and  wild  roses.  --Macaulay. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  something  that  is  felt  to  resemble  a  tapestry  in  its 
  complexity;  "the  tapestry  of  European  history" 
  2:  a  heavy  textile  with  a  woven  design;  used  for  curtains  and 
  upholstery  [syn:  {tapis}] 
  3:  a  wall  hanging  of  heavy  handwoven  fabric  with  pictorial 
  designs  [syn:  {arras}] 

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