embroidery-frame love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A frame on which material to be embroidered is fastened and stretched, so that it may not be drawn in the working.


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  • George Vendale took his seat by the embroidery-frame (having first taken the fair right hand that his entrance had checked), and glanced at the gold cross that dipped into the bodice, with something of the devotion of a pilgrim who had reached his shrine at last.

    No Thoroughfare

  • The Duchesse de Chaulieu, seated at an embroidery-frame, was showing Mademoiselle de Verneuil how to shade

    Modeste Mignon

  • Swiss-appointed — a young lady sat near one of three windows, working at an embroidery-frame; and an older lady sat with her face turned close to another white-tiled stove (though it was summer, and the stove was not lighted), cleaning gloves.

    No Thoroughfare

  • Marguerite blushed deeply, and turned away to her embroidery-frame in a corner by the window.

    No Thoroughfare

  • Yes, she would work at the embroidery-frame, and I would sit and look at her in the mirror, and be ready to do whatsoever she wanted — to help her on with her mantle or to hand her food.


  • Yesterday I inspected your empty room in detail, and inspected your embroidery-frame, with the work still hanging on it.

    Poor Folk

  • But she resolved not to trust her impressions, and sat down by the window at her embroidery-frame.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • ‘Tell me, Dmitri Nikolaitch,’ she began one day, sitting by the window at her embroidery-frame, ‘shall you be in Petersburg in the winter?’


  • Lavretsky recognised the piano; even the embroidery-frame in the window was just the same, and in the same position, and it seemed with the same unfinished embroidery on it, as eight years ago.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • Annemarie, letting her knitting sink to her lap, nodded in unison; and Elsa, her hands condemned to idleness, sat looking at the two of them across her embroidery-frame.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg


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