from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tapestry of a kind woven at the Gobelin works in Paris, France, noted for rich pictorial design.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mainly French and Flemish type of tapestry having richly coloured pictorial designs
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to tapestry produced in the so-called Gobelin works, which have been maintained by the French Government since 1667.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of damask used for upholstery, made of silk and wool or silk and cotton.
- Pertaining to the French national factory called the Gobelins, or resembling what is done there.
- A kind of fancy work made in imitation of such tapestry. It is worked from the back with silk or Berlin wool.
In front of the white marble mantel was a screen of old Gobelin tapestry which was presented to Mrs Grant by the Emperor of Austria.
About the same time, 1663, and after several prior changes of hands, Louis XIV purchased the Gobelin estate and its surrounding properties.
The excellent quality of those goods made a fortune for the Gobelin family.
Do you like a beautiful Gobelin tapestry better than one made in Flanders at the commencement of the arts?
The Abbé Gobelin, a litigious and covetous man, directed Madame de Maintenon only.
Lyons and the magnificent Gobelin tapestries I won from Richelieu at play.
Behind his head a younger version of himself rode to hunt on the Gobelin tapestry.
“Smothered fire burns longest, neighbour Gobelin,” said Rouel, as he left the house.
Gobelin, who had contrived to be of the party, were greatly surprised to hear and to see how civil Michael was to his sons.
I tell you, Gobelin, in the times now coming, any girl will be ready enough to speak to a young man that has a house over his head, and a five-franc piece in his pocket.