Arrased



a rich tapestry.
a tapestry weave.
a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object.
Theater. a curtain suspended loosely across a stage and used as a backdrop or part of a stage setting.
Historical Examples

A door on the left leads to other rooms, and an arrased one opposite, down to the street.
A Night in Avignon Cale Young Rice

Still there was no movement among all the arrased, girdered, pillared hosts.
The Metal Monster A. Merritt

noun
a wall hanging, esp of tapestry
noun
a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)
n.

“pictured tapestry,” late 14c., from Anglo-French draps d’arras, from Arras, city in France where pictured tapestries were made, from Latin Atrebates, name of a tribe of the Belgae who inhabited the Artois region; probably literally “inhabitants,” from a Celtic trebu “tribe.”

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