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  • n. A shop that sells drapery


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  • Go look at draper's house and see how silly the 1940s interior is, that's how silly this mid century modern style looks today.

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  • It's about a little Cockney draper's assistant, who takes a vacation on his bicycle, and falls in with a young girl very much above him.

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  • Burberry traces its roots to southern England, where Thomas Burberry, a draper's apprentice, opened a small shop in 1856.

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  • Don Baker, a political officer in Baghdad and draper's former high school teacher and mentor, explained that her tour in Saudi Arabia was "a very difficult posting with a number of restrictions, especially for women."

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  • His father left school at 13 and worked in a tobacconist's in Chingford, and his mother at a draper's in Leyton.

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  • It is an image of a fairly modest draper's shop with manequin dummies in the window and I knew it was a Jewish-owned business because the nazis had crudely painted a Star of David and a German slogan including the word JUDEN on the window.

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  • Instead they slid into a spot outside a draper's shop and abandoned the stolen vehicle that was now packed with 500 pounds of explosives.

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  • The draper's shop, the 'Tampereen Lankakauppa', selling Finlayson's fabrics, started to flourish, and Canth found more time to literary aspirations.

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  • Arthur Kipps is another oppressed draper's apprentice who is released from wage-slavery -- in his case by an unexpected legacy -- but because of his deficiencies of character and education is unable to master the elaborate code of manners that regulated genteel society in Edwardian England.

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  • No one knew the gradations of the English class system better than H.G. Wells, whose parents were servants in a great country house and who himself rose from an apprenticeship in a draper's shop to being one of the most famous men in the world.

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