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noun, plural tapestries.
a fabric consisting of a warp upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a design, often pictorial, used for wall hangings, furniture coverings, etc.
a machine-woven reproduction of this.
verb (used with object), tapestried, tapestrying.
to furnish, cover, or adorn with tapestry.
to represent or depict in a tapestry.
noun (pl) -tries
a heavy ornamental fabric, often in the form of a picture, used for wall hangings, furnishings, etc, and made by weaving coloured threads into a fixed warp
another word for needlepoint
a colourful and complicated situation: the rich tapestry of London life


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