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  • That Neshat's and Essaydi's art exhibits many of the same codes governing homosocial dress and behavior as do the centuries-old Islamic miniatures depicting women's eyes peering out from recessed lambrequins and tightly-wrapped veils conveys how deep runs the historical imprint of fundamentalist Muslim homosocieties.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • A suite in Paris, immense high grave rooms, with lambrequins and a balcony.

    Main Street

  • There were stuffy maroon lambrequins above the window casements, and two large blue vases, containing many-dyed plumes of pampas grass, flanked like rigid sentinels a pseudo-marble clock upon the truly marble mantelpiece which somehow suggested a mausoleum falling to decay; while the blue motive was further emphasized by a plush photograph album, with a little mirror let into its cover, standing in

    The Henchman

  • Unless her ears are deformed this style of hirsute lambrequins should not be worn by a full, round-faced woman.

    What Dress Makes of Us

  • I am Philip, and will occupy the parlor; I like it; I like the lambrequins at the window, and I like the pictures on the wall.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z

  • Upstairs, by means of a spiral stairway, is a labyrinth of narrow, low-ceiled corridors leading to half a dozen stuffy little _cabinets particuliers_, about whose faded lambrequins and green velveted chairs there still lurks the scent of perfumes once in vogue with the gallants, beaux and belles of the Second Empire.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • The severe line is also produced by velvet draperies topped by straight-lined lambrequins.

    How to Prepare and Serve a Meal; and Interior Decoration

  • There should be a few good pictures or painted plaques mounted in plush hung on the walls; a portrait may be placed on a common easel and draped with a scarf in old gold or peacock-blue, and tiny lambrequins, painted or embroidered, may hang beneath a bracket supporting a bust or flower-vase.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • But why do I pause to speak of such paltry trifles and signs of the times as lambrequins and window boxes, for was it not the time also, or nigh unto it, when a girl in Richmond named Irene Langhorne blossomed out in all her peerless beauty, and, so to speak, set the James on fire?

    In the days of my youth when I was a student in the University of Virginia, 1888-1893.

  • I could see the fishwives carrying great trays of lampreys and lambrequins toward the fish market.

    Shandygaff

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  • During medieval times, this is a heavy cloth worn over a helmet; modern definition is that of an ornamental drapery for the top of a window or on a shelf.

    January 10, 2018

  • Oi, keep that fox away from lambykins.

    October 1, 2009

  • isadora

    October 1, 2009