Alamode



a lightweight, glossy silk fabric used in the manufacture of scarfs, hoods, etc.
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Historical Examples

Set of Elizabethian sheep’s trotters, from the Hearl of alamode.
Punch,or The London Charivari, Volume 105, July 22nd, 1893 Various

On first night of the news plaintiff was quite delirious; took six plates of alamode beef, and two pots of porter.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, December 4, 1841 Various

His taste in cookery, formed in 10 subterranean ordinaries and alamode beefshops, was far from delicate.
Macaulay’s Life of Samuel Johnson Thomas Babington Macaulay

Examples are given of the “Pert style,” the “alamode” style, the “Finical style.”
History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L’Estrange

The round is used for alamode beef, and is the best piece for corning.
Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale

His taste in cookery, formed in subterranean ordinaries and alamode beefshops, was far from delicate.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay

The leg will furnish, besides a piece to cook alamode, two or three to smoke.
The Young Housekeeper’s Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius

noun
a soft light silk used for shawls and dresses, esp in the 19th century See also surah

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