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  • n. Plural form of draper.


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  • Then they separated, as Norah had no opinion whatever of Mrs. Brown's shopping – principally in drapers 'establishments, which this bush maiden hated cordially.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • She reminds me of the assistant in Goravans the drapers, when I was growing up in Ireland.


  • In this week's opener, therefore, a strange case of multiple homicide at a bespoke tailors uncannily resembles one which took place at a linen drapers centuries earlier.

    Whitechapel: David Stubbs's TV OD

  • Rooms in the same house could run the gamut from the “Louis” style so popular with Americans, to the Moorish and Oriental decor transported West by fashionable drapers like Liberty & Co.

    The Twin Bed | Edwardian Promenade

  • CONAN: And indeed that as dueling - as members of what used to be the middle class, the trades class ascended to the House of Lords by virtue of their great wealth, that indeed the landed aristocracy found it, well, ridiculous to see drapers and assistant drapers out on the dueling lists.

    Author Finds 'Honor Code' Isn't What It Used To Be

  • The lady thus specially presented was a long lean figure, wearing such a faded air that she seemed not to have been made in what linen-drapers call "fast colours" originally, and to have, by little and little, washed out.

    Canonical Writers

  • That marriage came to an end, and Stenning's father died, and Stenning went with his mother to the north to live with her new husband, who kept a chain of drapers 'shops in places like Ilkley and Skipton.

    Movie Night

  • It sure puts a good poke in the eye at those flag-drapers who made hay over MoveOn.

    Harry Reid Blasts Rush Limbaugh As "Unpatriotic" On Senate Floor, Demands Apology To Troops

  • And, yes, by the thirteenth century, this exchange holds true in Europe not just for the nobility but farmers, drapers, and fishmongers.

    Jane Minogue: Gypsy Brides on Sale and the Money Side of Traditional Matrimony

  • Lets not forget this topic in the joy of drapers downfall.

    bob quick - The slow rise and very quick fall.


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