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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of broider.


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  • Then he linked his hands behind his head and stared up at the em broidered hangings of the bed; mythical images of rioting cupids, hardly induci ve of sleep to a man who knew himself to be finally in love.

    Dearly Beloved

  • She thought involuntarily of a sheer white gown, em broidered with lemon yellow flowers, that she had worn to receive the warm congratulations and gifts from the cast illo tenants who had come throughout the day to pay homage to their little seorita.

    Dearly Beloved

  • Berengaria will give thee another broidered with her own hand, and rich as ever dallied with the wind.

    The Talisman

  • Soon as she saw the ornaments, no longer she held out, but yielded to her lord in all; and ere the father and his sons were far from the palace gone, she took the broidered robe and put it on, and set the golden crown about her tresses, arranging her hair at her bright mirror, with many a happy smile at her breathless counterfeit.


  • Mighty is the goddess; so come, and borrow of me broidered robes for apparel and jewels of gold that add a further grace to beauty's charms.


  • Had she but read Euphues, and forgotten that accursed mill and shieling-hill, it is my thought that her converse would be broidered with as many and as choice pearls of compliment, as that of the most rhetorical lady in the court of Feliciana.

    The Monastery

  • He may well bear us out in a feud with the Highlandmen, and do the part of our provost and leader against them; but whether he that himself wears silk will take our part against broidered cloak and cloth of gold, though he may do so against tartan and Irish frieze, is something to be questioned.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Princess was clad in a green dress, purfled with red gold and broidered with pearls and gems which enhanced her beauty and loveliness and inner grace; and right well quoth the poet of her,523

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Hubub, “Bring me a suit of brocade;” so she brought a robe broidered with gold and Zayn al-Mawasif threw it over him, whilst she herself donned one of the richest dresses and crowned her head with a net of pearls of the freshest water.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nor did they cease exciting her, till she doffed her outer dress and stood in a shift of cloth of gold,325 broidered with various jewels, showing breasts which stood out like pomegranates and unveiling a face as it were the moon on the night of fullness.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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