Sunday, 16 December 2012

Entry: brocade (n.)

In context: " unspeakably obese she had to make her own mumus out of brocade drapes and cotton tablecloths..."

Definition: A textile fabric woven with a pattern of raised figures, originally in gold or silver; in later use, any kind of stuff richly wrought or ‘flowered’ with a raised pattern; also a cloth of gold and silver of Indian manufacture.


SNOOT score: 1

Page: 575

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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