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.
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
a wall hanging, esp of tapestry
a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 40 590 (1999)
“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.”
a mental reservation; hidden motive. Historical Examples A savage will not assist in packing them, for he fears their heels: the Swiss say mules have always an arriere-pensee. The Art of Travel Francis Galton Dick meant nothing by this speech more than his words implied: he was far too good-natured for an arriere-pensee. Not Like […]
rear guard. a group that is behind or out-of-date in any field, especially in one of the arts.
a sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column. the line, ridge, or hip formed by the meeting of two surfaces at an exterior angle. Historical Examples Old ‘arris is either dead and buried, or gorn away, or somethin’. The Lord of the Sea M. P. Shiel She would come to the front […]
a sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column. the line, ridge, or hip formed by the meeting of two surfaces at an exterior angle. Historical Examples After this, the arrises may again be planed until it has 16 and then 32 sides. Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor When the work will permit, […]