from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Decorative cord, often wrapped in colored fabric or foil
  • n. The resultant decoration, or the act of decorating with cording

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • According.
  • n. The ribbed surface of a corded fabric. See corded, 4.
  • n. In a loom, the arrangement of the treadles so that they move in such clusters and time as may be required for the production of the pattern.
  • n. In sewing-machine work, the stitching, with special machines, of cords on cloaks, corsets, uniforms, and other garments.


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  • Jack straightened in the dim light shafting in from the hallway, then shrugged, muscles cording in the shoulders displayed by the black wife-beater stretched across his chest.

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  • Amish leather crafters in Pennsylvania cut and edge each bag by hand, rub it with natural cream and stitch it with heavy waxed cording.

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  • Finish attaching a shade as good as tie a knot in a cording up tall upon a window.

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  • Close inspection revealed that one of the two well-tarnished gold buttons that anchored the cording across its front was not, in fact, issued by any U.S. military branch.

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  • A.cording to police, 55-year-old Barbara A. Kraushaar drove through three downtown stoplights at high speed and crashed into another vehicle, killing its driver, Colleen Trousdale.

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  • Her new ball gown was aqua silk, trimmed with turquoise double cording that was bound together with silver threads.

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  • This can translate to a cookie bar, with take away cello bags tied with gold cording to act as favors.

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  • Dee raised a clenched fist, tendons cording in her slender arm.


  • Once we were inside, I fell onto the purple velvet lounge, now with its golden tassels and cording bright and new and all its stuffing covered over.

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  • As I grew up in my strict evangelical Pentecostal community, I heard frequent talk of sex scandals—scandals that, ac cording to taboo, were never supposed to be discussed, but were.

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