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  • n. Plural form of taffeta.


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  • If the dress be a light-colored plain taffetas, the best arrangement will be to make the bands of the same color, but of a deeper shade, and the little ruche should be composed of narrow guipure instead of ribbon.

    Confederate Receipt Book: A Compilation of over One Hundred Receipts, Adapted to the Times

  • O the fine white wine! upon my conscience, it is a kind of taffetas wine, — hin, hin, it is of one ear, well wrought, and of good wool.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • O the fine white wine! upon my conscience, it is a kind of taffetas wine, -- hin, hin, it is of one ear, well wrought, and of good wool.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1

  • Jane had practically buried herself in ruffles and frills and lace, and layers and layers of shiny taffetas, silk-embroidered net, heavy velveteen.


  • Dresses billowed from the bust, ruched at the hip and dipped dizzily above and below the knee — all in wonderful silks, satins and taffetas.

    Chic Simple

  • Certainly no ghosts that I can recall, just a lot of blue-haired ladies in their finest taffetas and minks, Kosher meals, waiters hand-picked from the finest universities, top-notch entertainment every night, and brightly-uniformed bellhops at our beck and call.

    Pamela Glasner: The Calicoon, Diary of a Novice Film Maker: Part One

  • In the taffetas of the 1950s, the geometric trellises of the '60s, the teardrop paisleys of the '70s, the leopard and snakeskin prints of the '80s—gathered together and accompanied by fashion photographs of the clothes into which they were made—one begins to see the story, as John Milton put it, "of man's first disobedience."

    Fashion's Eternal Flame

  • In the side rooms, round tables have been outfitted with pastel taffetas in all the shades of pale rose, aquamarine, light green and citrus, inviting guests to enjoy the delicious cocktails and hors d? oeuvres amid the sweet atmosphere created by the tables? sugar flower centerpieces.

    Diary of a Spring Night in Rome by Cartier with Monica Bellucci

  • He, making a reverse blow, falls upon my embossed girdle, — I had thrown off the hangers a little before, — strikes off a skirt of a thick-laced satin doublet I had, lined with four taffetas, cuts off two panes embroidered with pearl, rends through the drawings-out of tissue, enters the linings, and spiks the flesh.

    The Monastery

  • Le papier étant sec, foncez-le pour le rendre plus uni, ensuite clouez le taffetas sur le chassis: le plus commode est le demi-Florence.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe


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