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drapery

DRAPERY, n.

1. Clothwork; the trade of making cloth.

2. Cloth; stuffs of wool.

3. In sculpture and painting, the representation of the clothing or dress of human figures; also, tapestry, hangings, curtains, &c.



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DRAPERY, n.

1. Clothwork; the trade of making cloth.

2. Cloth; stuffs of wool.

3. In sculpture and painting, the representation of the clothing or dress of human figures; also, tapestry, hangings, curtains, &c.

DRA'PE-RY, n. [Fr. draperie; It. drapperia; from drap, drappo; Sp. ropage, from ropa, cloth.]

  1. Clothwork; the trade of making cloth. – Bacon.
  2. Cloth; stuffs of wool. – Arbuthnot.
  3. In sculpture and painting, the representation of the clothing or dress of human figures; also, tapestry, hangings, curtains, &c. – Encyc.

Dra"per*y
  1. The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth.

    Bacon.
  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.
    Bryant.

    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.

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Drapery

DRAPERY, noun

1. Clothwork; the trade of making cloth.

2. Cloth; stuffs of wool.

3. In sculpture and painting, the representation of the clothing or dress of human figures; also, tapestry, hangings, curtains, etc.

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2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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