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.
"The furniture was stained a light buff, and the upholstering was a delicate cretonne livened by exquisite tracings of wisteria.
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.
This should be very brief: "My company makes water - and weather-proof solar-powered outdoor lights" or "My business does custom upholstering for automobiles."
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.
By upholstering a wall in damask and then leaving it bare, Ms. Brandolini makes the traditional pattern read as modern.
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.
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.
Well, it needed upholstering anyway: her spastic colon only helped that process along.
The hard drive is already groaning in anticipation of the 60+ gigs of music I plan on upholstering it with.