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  • n. embroidery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Embroidery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Embroidery; ornamental needlework wrought upon cloth.


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  • She was reared with her father and mother in honour and indulgence and learnt rhetoric and penmanship and arithmetic and cavalarice and all manner crafts, such as broidery and sewing and weaving and girdle-making and silk-cord making and damascening gold on silver and silver on gold, brief all the arts both of men and women, till she became the union-pearl of her time and the unique gem of her age and day.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “And natural it is,” said Tibb, “seeing that she is convent-bred, and can lay silk broidery, forby white-seam and shell-work.”

    The Monastery

  • Know that she who wrought these gazelles worketh every year a gazelle cloth and despatcheth it to far countries, that her report and the beauty of her broidery, which none in the world can match, may be bruited abroad.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then the Wazir sent for a high mattress, stuffed with ostrich-down, and set it up in the shop, spreading upon it a small prayer-carpet, and a cushion fringed with broidery of red gold.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Greenford first, said Birdalone, and after whither the Good Lord shall lead me; and as for what I will do, I am now deft in two crafts, script and broidery to wit; and, wheresoever I be, folk shall pay me to work herein for them, whereby I shall earn my bread.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Withal, as if to wear the time, Birdalone betook her diligently to her needlework, and fell to the cunningest of broidery; so that

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Now dwelt Birdalone in rest and peace when she had been taken into the guild along with her mother, and they had taken the due apprentices to them; and they began to gather much of goods to them, for of fine broidery there was little done in the Five

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • It was a broidery freak'd with tissue of images olden,

    Poems and Fragments

  •         Lustrous, array'd in bright broidery, saffron of hue.

    Poems and Fragments

  • An unimaginable tapestry bedight with incredible broidery, the

    The Metal Monster


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