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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pattern having decided forms and colors, supposed to be like those of an Eastern shawl, applied to a material or a garment usually of plainer design: also used adjectively: as, a shawl-pattern waistcoat.

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Examples

  • As Dick closed the door he was conscious of a rustling behind him, and he turned smartly, to find himself face to face with the great lieutenant, gorgeous now in shawl-pattern smoking-trousers and purple velvet lounging-coat.

    The Queen's Scarlet The Adventures and Misadventures of Sir Richard Frayne

  • He was dressed in a smartly-cut snuff-coloured coat, with large brass buttons; an orange neckerchief; a coarse, staring, shawl-pattern waistcoat; and drab breeches.

    Oliver Twist

  • As they admired a carpet of Indian shawl-pattern in the La Baudraye drawing - room, a Pompadour writing-table carved and gilt, brocade window curtains, and a Japanese bowl full of flowers on the round table among

    Parisians in the Country

  • As they admired a carpet of Indian shawl-pattern in the La Baudraye drawing-room, a Pompadour writing-table carved and gilt, brocade window curtains, and a Japanese bowl full of flowers on the round table among

    The Muse of the Department

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