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  • noun Plural form of hanging.


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  • With a quick jerk he pulled the black hangings from the wall.

    2008 December « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • With a quick jerk he pulled the black hangings from the wall.

    Spell of Magic – Part 9 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Tapestry, meaning a large pictorial image created to decorate a wall, rather than the production technique often used to make such hangings, is the woven object that most closely resembles paintings in both purpose and cultural value among European decorative and fine arts. reference Like paintings, tapestries are expensive and time-consuming to produce.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Here were great wood fires burning too; here were snowy white beds, with light muslin hangings; and dark cabinets and wardrobes; and mats on the floors, with thick carpets and rugs laid down here and there.


  • 43Two wall hangings from the Freiburg monasteries of Adelhausen and St. Katharine illustrate this more secular element of the monastic environment. 94 Both are linen decorated with wool embroidery.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • At left rear is an alcove, without hangings, which is dark.


  • South African President Nelson Mandela called the hangings "a heinous act," British Prime Minister John Major termed them "judicial murder" and the White House condemned the "flouting of even the most basic international norms and universal standards of human rights."

    A Voice Silenced

  • The Moroccan Human Rights Association said the hangings were a "criminal political assassination masterminded by American imperialism."


  • Human rights groups are calling the hangings an act of desperation, but the U.S. military say the suicides are something else.

    CNN Transcript Jun 11, 2006

  • Always two seasons ahead for the majority of the hangings was the custom, to provide a touch of relief from winter's cold or summer's heat, to remind while spring's new growth was on all the trees that the branches would grow bare and the snows come again, to remind when dead leaves were falling and the first snows, too, and days grew ever colder, that there would be a spring.

    Knife of Dreams


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