Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of napery.

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Examples

  • On a week-end, perhaps, the veterans would come up to cheer him if they could; tobacco that he nor any of his had cared for in that form would send its cloud among Miss Mary's dear naperies, but she never complained: they might have fumed her out of press and pantry if they brought her brother cheer.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

  • The carpet was as crumbless and lintless as if meals were never taken there nor work seen; and yet a little table ready set for dinner forbade the one conclusion, and a huge basket of naperies in one corner showed that Miss Janet's industry did not spend itself in housework alone.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • The room was extremely neat and pleasant, with its white naperies and old-fashioned furniture.

    Nobody

  • The carpet was as crumbless and lintless as if meals were never taken there nor work seen; and yet a little table ready set for dinner forbade the one conclusion, and a huge basket of naperies in one corner showed that Miss Janet's industry did not spend itself in housework alone.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • Between them, on her knees, Faith was laying out package after package, and pile after pile of naperies lay on the floor around her; in the very height of rummaging, though with cheeks evidently paled since the morning.

    Say and Seal, Volume II

  • The fire was in a brisk blaze; the table had nice white cups and naperies on it; the nose of the coffee-pot was steaming.

    Say and Seal, Volume I

  • The carpet was as crumbless and lintless as if meals were never taken there, nor work seen; and yet a little table ready set for dinner forbade the one conclusion, and a huge basket of naperies in one corner showed that Miss Janet's industry did not spend itself in housework alone.

    The Wide, Wide World

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