from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The padding, springs, webbing, and covers found on furniture
  • n. The application of upholstery to furniture.
  • v. Present participle of upholster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The occupation of an upholsterer.
  • n. Upholstery.


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  • The tissues of the lungs are scalded and broken down, and it takes a man a long time to recover, if he ever does fully recover after having some of the "upholstering" of his lungs destroyed.

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  • "The furniture was stained a light buff, and the upholstering was a delicate cretonne livened by exquisite tracings of wisteria.

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  • I thought this was going to be the second half of the stitches chapter, but it turned out to be a fifty page dissertation on dismantling, building, and upholstering four or five types of furniture, with detailed descriptions of the threads, weaves, and woods involved.

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  • This should be very brief: "My company makes water - and weather-proof solar-powered outdoor lights" or "My business does custom upholstering for automobiles."

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  • After ambling over to the refrigerator for a swig of soda straight from the bottle, he noted that the chairs in the lobby could use some new upholstering.

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  • By upholstering a wall in damask and then leaving it bare, Ms. Brandolini makes the traditional pattern read as modern.

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  • Designed by Inhabitat favorite Jo Meesters, the spring-colored furniture was crafted using a variation of upholstering and weaving techniques and is an amazing transformation of 34 discarded wooden beams and 16 leftover blankets.

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  • Sitting on the sunny deck overlooking the reef, he showed me some of his footage: it began at his home in Hawaii, and the image was of two ukuleles he was in the process of re-upholstering in zebra print.

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  • Well, it needed upholstering anyway: her spastic colon only helped that process along.

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  • The hard drive is already groaning in anticipation of the 60+ gigs of music I plan on upholstering it with.

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