Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Pl. lampades (-pa-dēz). An early quasi-generic or collective name of the lampshells, or such of the arthropomatous brachiopods as were known a century ago, especially Terebratulidæ.
  • noun A genus of Foraminifera: same as Robulina.
  • noun A genus of gastropods, closely related to Ravella.
  • noun Originally, Chinese flowered silk; hence, in modern times, a material of decorative character for upholstery, made of silk and wool.
  • noun In farriery, a congestion and swelling of the fleshy lining of the roof of the mouth immediately behind the fore teeth in the horse. It soon subsides if left to itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An inflammation and swelling of the soft parts of the roof of the mouth immediately behind the fore teeth in the horse; -- called also lampers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An inflammation and swelling of the soft parts of the palate immediately behind the foreteeth in a horse.
  • noun A type of luxury fabric with a background weft.

Etymologies

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French lampas.

Examples

  • 'A lampas is a compound weave with extra warps and wefts which put patterns and colours on the face of the fabric only, and are tucked into the back. '

    Come To Grief

  • 'A lampas is a compound weave with extra warps and wefts which put patterns and colours on the face of the fabric only, and are tucked into the back. '

    Come To Grief

  • One of a family drenched with train -- oil and brimstone, another cut for some horrible complaint never heard of before, called lampas, and the females sent to the Red Rover, some being in calf already! "

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • Maybe that was the reason why they cut into a large piece of perfectly fine lampas for some fake tailoring - to have a quick yet costly-looking and representative burial dress for the corpse.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I'm always reminded a little bit of a baby's romper suit, though the wearer of this expensive, patterned silk lampas certainly didn't romp about anymore, and the piece can have covered only his front.

    Togs from Bogs - have you ever seen this?

  • I'm always reminded a little bit of a baby's romper suit, though the wearer of this expensive, patterned silk lampas certainly didn't romp about anymore, and the piece can have covered only his front.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Maybe that was the reason why they cut into a large piece of perfectly fine lampas for some fake tailoring - to have a quick yet costly-looking and representative burial dress for the corpse.

    Togs from Bogs - have you ever seen this?

  • Brocaded silk lampas, with embroidery in silk and silver-gilt thread

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Brocaded silk lampas, with embroidery in silk and silver-gilt thread

    Three Fifteenth Century Chasubles

  • Picture's Caption: Fragment of a Silk lampas, 14th century, Central Asia or China, silk and gilded paper lamella both spun around silk and woven flat, 228 x 63.5 cm.,

    Cosmophilia: Islamic Art from the David Collection, Copenhagen

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  • The gaucho done roaming the pampas

    And scholar at home on his campus

    Both think that it suits

    Their glorious glutes

    To rest on a divan of lampas.

    July 16, 2015