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  • noun Plural form of broidery.


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  • Of mantles, robes, and broideries, of fashions new and strange?

    The Elegies of Tibullus Being the Consolations of a Roman Lover Done in English Verse

  • That other, big with rich velvets and broideries, seeks the tricolor of France.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • Then she showed Gawain the shield which she had kept wrapped in rich broideries, and immediately Sir Gawain knew it for Launcelot's.

    Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion

  • The ladies were dazzling in gems and heirlooms of broideries and brocades; the knights and barons of the realm were glittering with orders -- here and there, above his costly armor, one showed the red cross of the Crusade, or wore the emblem of the Knights of San Giovanni.

    The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus

  • Its curtains were of damask, with leafy wreaths and garlands, figured upon a gold and silver ground, and fringed along the edges with broideries of pearls, and it stood in a room hung with rows of the queen's devices in cut black velvet upon cloth of silver.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • —In truth, the little Agnès, that was the child’s name—its baptismal name, for, as to a surname, it was long since Chantefleurie had lost hers—in very truth, the little one was more of a mass of ribbons and broideries than ever a dauphiness of Dauphiny!

    III. The Story of a Wheaten Cake. Book VI

  • She therefore summoned to the castle the most skilful workers in silks and broideries, who toiled in her service day and night, that she might be richly adorned at the Royal Tournament.

    The Fairies and the Christmas Child

  • Among its pages, fascinating with their golden broideries of romance and wit, perplexing with mystic vials of wrath as well as all the Seven Lamps and Shekinah of old and new Covenants commingled, there was gradually unfolded the plan of “St. George's Work.”

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • And in the evening when she was doing her subtle Syrian broideries, it aroused in him queer gusts of controlled fury ....

    The Wind Bloweth

  • Hortense, and another prayed Heaven through his nose that his daughter might "lie in her grave ere she minced her steps with such dissoluteness of hair and unseemly broideries and bright colours, showing the lightness of her mind," and a third averred that "a cucking-stool would teach a maid to walk more shamefacedly," I whirled upon them in a fury that had disinherited me from Eli Kirke's graces ere I spake ten words.

    Heralds of Empire Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade


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