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Tapestry

tapestry

Origin: F. Tapissere, fr. Tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr. Tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. Tapecius, fr. L. Tapete carpet, tapestry, Gr,. Cf. Tapis, Tippet.

A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery. Tapestry carpet, a kind of carpet, somewhat resembling brussels, in which the warp is printed before weaving, so as to produce the figure in the cloth. Tapestry moth.

(Science: zoology) same as Carpet moth, under Carpet.


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