Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The richest kind of stuff used in garments in the Middle Ages, the web being gold, and the woof silk, with embroidery; -- made originally at Baghdad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread, and properly called cloth of baudekin.

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Examples

  • The spirit of the Orient showed itself in the songs of the troubadours, and the _baudekin_, [428] the canopy of Bagdad, [429] became common in the churches of Italy.

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals

  • On the dais was a throne of carven ivory, and above it a canopy of baudekin of the goodliest fashion, and there was a foot-carpet before it, wrought with beasts and the hunting of the deer.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • He knew by her ducal diadem, by the baudekin colours of her robe, by her unmistakable air of pride, his daughter Isabel.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 09

  • The baudekin stripes (blue and gold) of her tunic attested her royalty.

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 02

  • As Warwick passed the door that led from the garden, he brushed by a young man, the baudekin stripes of whose vest announced his relationship to the king, and who, though far less majestic than

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 02

  • As Warwick passed the door that led from the garden, he brushed by a young man, the baudekin stripes of whose vest announced his relationship to the king, and who, though far less majestic than Edward, possessed sufficient of family likeness to pass for a very handsome and comely person; but his countenance wanted the open and fearless expression which gave that of the king so masculine and heroic a character.

    The Last of the Barons — Complete

  • "May I perish," said the duchess, "ere Warwick's daughter wears the baudekin of royalty, and sits in as high a state as the queen's mother!

    The Last of the Barons — Volume 03

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