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  • n. Plural form of embroidering.


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  • Alice Munro starts with stories that are embroiderings of her family's history, then follows them with more personal pieces, where details are freely changed, but faith is kept with a core of memoir.

    The View from Castle Rock: Summary and book reviews of The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro.

  • "Touchstone," a stand-alone work, offers plenty of digressions and embroiderings even as it speeds along.

    Roiled Britannia

  • She lay a hand on one dress, black with silver embroiderings.


  • The carpet was adorned with gold and silver and with divers bright embroiderings.

    The Book of Stories for the Story-teller

  • (Heb., xlv), 15, where according to the Hebrew text she is said to be arrayed in embroiderings of gold and raiment of needlework.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • He was a man of unusual height and of a majestic mien; he wore a fair periwig, which added to his tallness; his laces and embroiderings were marvels of art and richness, and his breast blazed with orders.

    A Lady of Quality

  • When my eyes opened this morning they looked out upon a hillside of vivid green, like the tops of Monterey cypress, flecked with bits of darker green embroiderings, and behind this was green, too, but very dark, and it had great splashes of a green so dark that they looked black -- and my heart was glad.

    Letters of Franklin K. Lane

  • From certain embroiderings thereon, I gathered that she was of high rank.

    The Jewel of Seven Stars

  • Such rufflings, and stitchings, and embroiderings!

    A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.

  • "I love the green look, so stylish and so elegant with the embroiderings," said Chastain, star of "The Help," which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture on Tuesday.

    The Seattle Times


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