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  • n. Plural form of drapery.


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  • She tossed out one arm with a funny little movement that sent her thin draperies floating as though towards the bell.

    The Convert

  • Between the cringing obsequiousness and hybrid disarray of the westernized babu and the dignified courtesy and soft muslin draperies of the old Indian is indeed a great gulf fixed.

    Love and Life Behind the Purdah

  • Liberty is a gigantic figure of a woman in Greek draperies, holding in her right hand a torch ....

    The Story of My Life

  • They have full silken inky hair, very white teeth, and dress much in draperies of dull-red cotton, which makes them objects delicious to contemplate.

    In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World

  • There were ladies in Greek draperies seated on big cogged wheels with factory chimneys rising behind, and strong young fellows in leather aprons leaning against anvils and forges, and there were ---- "

    Under the Skylights

  • The treatment of the draperies is another characteristic of late medieval sculpture.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The draperies were a deep scarlet, with massive furniture and oriental rugs to match.

    The Root of Evil

  • I am only a man, and I do not name draperies well.

    Vanguards of the Plains

  • There are many, many pictures of her in what can only be called "draperies", some with that touch of self-conscious exoticism that makes the modern reader wince.

    July 2006

  • When did "" drapes '' become "draperies, ''" color '' become "coloration '' and Worse yet," Mr. Jones's dog '' has become "Mr. Jones 'dog,' 'at least in the



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