a lightweight, glossy silk fabric used in the manufacture of scarfs, hoods, etc.
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
a soft light silk used for shawls and dresses, esp in the 19th century See also surah
a city in S New Mexico: first atomic bomb exploded in the desert about 50 miles (80 km) NW of here, July 16, 1945. Historical Examples Army officials simply stated that a munitions storage area had accidentally exploded at the Alamogordo Bombing Range. Trinity [Atomic test] Site White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office There […]
a poplar. a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, besieged by Mexicans on February 23, 1836, during the Texan war for independence and taken on March 6, 1836, with its entire garrison killed. a town in central New Mexico: atomic research center. Historical Examples He’d even guessed she might be coming down with alamos fever. […]
alamoth virgins, a musical term (1 Chr. 15:20), denoting that the psalm which bears this inscription (Ps. 46) was to be sung by soprano or female voices.
a male given name: from a Celtic word meaning “harmony.”. a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets. Contemporary Examples (We’ll leave Shirley Chisholm, Alan Keyes and Carol Moseley-Braun out of this). Irrational Obama Exuberance John Avlon November 25, 2008 Alan instructs Tron on the […]
(in English balladry) a member of Robin Hood’s band who carried off his sweetheart just before she was to be forced into marriage with an aged knight. Historical Examples “Allan-a-Dale and Fennel shall go with you, dear heart,” said Robin. Robin Hood Paul Creswick He asked of my ‘house and my home,’ as they did […]