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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Drapery \Dra"per*y\, n.; pl. Draperies. [F. draperie.]
1. The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in
2. Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.
People who ought to be weighing out grocery or
measuring out drapery. --Macaulay.
3. A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially
when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as:
(a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the
body, or shown in the representations of the human
figure in art.
(b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely
torn off. --Burke.
Casting of draperies. See under Casting.
The casting of draperies . . . is one of the most
important of an artist's studies. --Fairholt.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
[syn: curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall]
2: cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
180 Moby Thesaurus words for "drapery":
aglet, aigrette, apparel, applique, arabesque, arras, array,
attire, awning, batik, beach umbrella, beading, beaten work,
bedizenment, blanket, blind, bob, bouquet, boutonniere, bow, bugle,
chandelier, chaplet, cloak, cloth, clothes, clothing, coat,
coattail, coronal, corsage, costume, cover, coverage, covering,
covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, crown, curtain, cuspidation,
cutwork, damascene, damask, diaper, diapering, drape, dress,
dressing, drop, duds, earring, egret, embroidery, epaulet, etoffe,
fabric, fancywork, fashion, fatigues, feather, feathers, felt,
festoon, fig, filigree, fillet, finial, flap, foliage, foliation,
fretwork, fringe, frog, garb, garland, garments, gear, goods,
guise, habiliment, habit, hammock, hanging, helix, hood, housing,
icicle, imbrication, inlay, investiture, investment, lace,
lacework, lappet, light shield, linen, mantle, mask, material,
metalwork, motif, napery, nosegay, openwork, pall, panache,
panelwork, parasol, parquetry, pendulum, pigtail, plumb bob, plume,
pom-pom, posy, queue, quilting, rag, rags, raiment, robes, rosette,
ruffle, screen, scroll, sequin, shade, shader, shadow, shelter,
shield, shroud, silk, skirt, snood, spangle, spiral, sportswear,
stalactite, striping, stuff, style, sunblind, sunshade, swing,
tail, tailpiece, tapestry, tassel, textile, textile fabric,
texture, threads, tippet, tissu, tissue, togs, toilette, tooling,
tracery, trail, train, trim, umbrella, valance, veil, vestment,
vesture, vignette, wattle, wear, wearing apparel, weave, web, weft,
woof, wool, wreath
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