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Dra"per*y (?), n.; pl.
Draperies (#). [F. draperie.]
1. The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or
dealing in cloth. Bacon.
2. Cloth, or woolen stuffs in
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
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
The casting of draperies . . . is one of the
most important of an artist's studies.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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