Definitions

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  • n. Dated form of taffeta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See taffeta.

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Examples

  • When clothed in a light dress of gauze or taffety she was compared to the Venus dei Medici, and the Atalanta of the Marly Gardens.

    Marie-Antoinette's Wedding

  • As soon as the toilet was over, the valets and porters belonging to the wardrobe were called in, and they carried all away in a heap, in the taffety wrappers, to the tire-woman's wardrobe, where all were folded up again, hung up, examined, and cleaned with so much regularity and care that even the cast-off clothes scarcely looked as if they had been worn.

    How la Reine-Martyre Marie-Antoinette was clothed

  • The latter brought every morning into the queen's apartments, baskets covered with taffety, containing all that she was to wear during the day, and large cloths of green taffety covering the robes and the full dresses.

    How la Reine-Martyre Marie-Antoinette was clothed

  • The book was then taken back to the wardrobe, and all that was wanted for the day was soon after brought in, in large taffety wrappers.

    How la Reine-Martyre Marie-Antoinette was clothed

  • Florentine, a shaking pudding, and a dish of tiff — taff — taffety cream.

    She Stoops to Conquer

  • Under the muslin the red assumed a rose tint, which later was repeated in the window curtains of muslin lined with taffety, and fringed in black and red.

    Balzac

  • Next to their smock they put on the pretty kirtle or vasquin of pure silk camlet: above that went the taffety or tabby farthingale, of white, red, tawny, grey, or of any other colour.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • In the winter time they had their taffety gowns of all colours, as above-named, and those lined with the rich furrings of hind-wolves, or speckled lynxes, black-spotted weasels, martlet skins of Calabria, sables, and other costly furs of an inestimable value.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • And we saw some who slashed and pinked their skins to open a passage to the fat, that it might swell out at the slits and gashes which they made; neither more nor less than the shit-breech fellows in our country bepink and cut open their breeches that the taffety on the inside may stand out and be puffed up.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • I forgot to mention that the said Master Pedro had his left eye and nearly half his cheek covered with a patch of green taffety, showing that something ailed all that side.

    Don Quixote

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