Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of nappe.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Swim trunks for Barbara's son and a few nappes* for my friends and family back home.

    Escapade

  • PS → In France, "les nappes" (tablecloths) of “toile cirée” (oilcloth) are popular on kitchen and dining room tables.

    toile - French Word-A-Day

  • Swim trunks for Barbara's son and a few nappes* for my friends and family back home.

    Escapade

  • PS → In France, "les nappes" (tablecloths) of “toile cirée” (oilcloth) are popular on kitchen and dining room tables.

    toile - French Word-A-Day

  • In the process, a few 'scales' of the old crystalline formation were dragged by the nappes into the most northern part of the massif.

    Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, Switzerland

  • The resulting squeeze created vast thrust-nappes, violent shearing and uplift into high mountains (Hengduan Mountains and and the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau), through which pre-existing rivers continue to cut, resulting in the extreme vertical relief which characterizes the area.

    Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, China

  • When the time came to pile plates, shake out the nappes, and saunter over to the shady olive trees for a siesta along with half the in-laws, I made a promise to myself to remember this day, and how easily it unfolded, just like the tablecloths.

    Words in a French Life

  • Three odd nappes covered any tabletop blemishes—et voilà!

    Words in a French Life

  • Swim trunks for Barbara's son and a few nappes* for my friends and family back home.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Swim trunks for Barbara's son and a few nappes* for my friends and family back home.

    brader - French Word-A-Day

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