Also, baudekin. Textiles. a silk brocade interwoven with gold or silver threads, used chiefly for ceremonial purposes.
Architecture. a permanent ornamental canopy, as above a freestanding altar or throne.
a portable canopy carried in religious processions.
It is quite isolated, and has neither flanking columns nor a baldaquin.
The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine Francis Miltoun
a richly ornamented silk and gold brocade
a canopy of fabric or stone over an altar, shrine, or throne in a Christian church or carried in Christian religious processions over an object of veneration
- Baldassare castiglione
Baldassare [bahl-dahs-sah-re] /ˌbɑl dɑsˈsɑ rɛ/ (Show IPA), 1478–1529, Italian diplomat and author. Historical Examples Seckendorff was once well described by an English friend as the baldassare castiglione of the present day. The Empress Frederick; a memoir Anonymous noun Count Baldassare (baldasˈsaːre). 1478–1529, Italian diplomat and writer, noted particularly for his dialogue on ideal courtly life, […]
having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain. lacking detail; bare; plain; unadorned: a bald prose style. open; undisguised: a bald lie. Zoology. having white on the head: the bald eagle. Automotive. (of a tire) having the tread completely […]
a god, a son of Odin and Frigg and the twin brother of Hod, by whom he was killed. having little or no hair on the scalp: a bald head; a bald person. destitute of some natural growth or covering: a bald mountain. lacking detail; bare; plain; unadorned: a bald prose style. open; undisguised: a […]
senseless, stupid, or exaggerated talk or writing; nonsense. Obsolete. a muddled mixture of liquors. Historical Examples I listened to some old wife’s balderdash, and thought it true. The Deemster Hall Caine Then why all this balderdash about shock, rejection, and so on? Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith How can you help being the mothers, […]