Drapery

Dra"per*y

(?), n.;
pl. Draperies (#).
[F. draperie.] 1. The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth. Bacon.
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2. Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.
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People who ought to be weighing out grocery or measuring out drapery.
Macaulay.
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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.
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Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Bryant.
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All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off.
Burke.
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Casting of draperies. See under Casting.
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The casting of draperies . . . is one of the most important of an artist's studies.
Fairholt.
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