from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sort of cord made with a central thread and a thick velvet-like pile of wool or silk. It is used in raised embroidery. Also spelled
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A material of wool or silk used for working the figures in embroidery.
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- noun A
materialof woolor silkused for working the figuresin embroidery.
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It is made also in silk; but this is inferior to worsted arrasene, or the old-fashioned chenille.