from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a running figure covering the surface, as in damask or damaskeened metal.
  • In heraldry, decorated with an ornamental pattern, as the field or an ordinary.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of damask.


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  • _ -- I should feel obliged for any information on the earliest specimen of tablecloths being "damasked," and the history of that manufacture.

    Notes and Queries, Number 43, August 24, 1850

  • They say that the finest pleasures are found in ports of discriminating beauty where there can be found damasked silks, worried silver, and strong emulsions tinctured with human understanding.

    Sunny And 78

  • No expense had been spared, and the walls, as in a Venetian palazzo, were covered in rich damasked silk.

    A Penchant for Dreaming

  • Where is that perfect place where monogrammed damasked linens, and flowers were changed daily, and one fretted lest one forgot to sufficiently tip the second footman who had so unobtrusively, so expertly, unpacked one's bag, shined one's shoes, pressed rumpled clothes and drawn one's bath?

    Michael Henry Adams: Why I Hate dogs: Useful Advice for Summer Guests and Hosts

  • The rest of his person was sheathed in the complete mail of the time, richly inlaid with silver, which contrasted with the azure in which the steel was damasked.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Richardson derives it from Namsh, being freckled (damasked).

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The chairs were of different forms and shapes, some had been carved, some gilded, some covered with damasked leather, some with embroidered work, but all were damaged and worm-eaten.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • She took it slowly drew it from the scabbard, and while the ladies who stood around turned away their eyes with real or affected shuddering, she noted with a curious eye the high polish and rich, damasked ornaments upon the glittering blade.


  • The hem of her azure damasked gown did not whisper against her ankles.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • Their robes rustled, whispering to the stone steps-Lady Ylle's green robe of damasked silk, the king's brocaded violet robe, Lord Garan's unadorned robe of rusty gold samite.

    Dalamar the Dark


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