napery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n napery linens for the dining table
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Napery Table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n napery Linen cloths used for domestic purposes, especially for the table; table-cloths, napkins, etc.
    • n napery Linen worn on the person; linen underclothing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Napery nā′per-i linen, esp. for the table: table-cloths, napkins, &c.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. naperie, fr. nape, a tablecloth, F. nappe, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa,. See Map, and cf. Apron Napkin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. naparianapa, a cloth—L. mappa, a napkin.

Usage

In literature:

The silver was good; the napery was snowy.
"The Green Eyes of Bâst" by Sax Rohmer
Like everything else about the place, the napery was exquisitely clean.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
The introduction of the art and practice of Napery among the Dyaks of Borneo (Miss Eva Gore-Langley).
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 30, 1917" by Various
But there was bedding and napery, and no one thought of levying on friends.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
TO M. ASINIUS WHO STOLE NAPERY.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
No china dishes or linen napery, but wooden plates and Japanese paper napkins in true picnic style.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
She took a woman's joy in the immaculate napery and in the charm and variety of the china.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
I did but think thou wert wedded to thy cloths and thy napery.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
The wedding finery was bought, and the looms at Germantown supplied webs of cloth to be made up in table napery and bedding.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The napery at breakfast may be colored if so desired.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
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In news:

Best Manufacturing , a manufacturer and distributor of table linen and napery, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Aug 9.
Milliken's Napery Business has launched a new 132-inch banquet tabletop called Horizon™ The banquet-style cloth is seamless for uniformity and is available in five standard colors: black, ivory, maroon, sandalwood and white.
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