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as in: the tapestry hangs in the museum Define
a heavy fabric with a woven picture or design -- often hung on a wall for display
  • The tapestry depicts the building of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • He was too sleepy even to be surprised that the people in the portraits along the corridors whispered and pointed as they passed, or that twice Percy led them through doorways hidden behind sliding panels and hanging tapestries.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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  • The second chamber was purple in its ornaments and tapestries, and here the panes were purple.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
  • Kings, in those days, took their household tapestries with them on campaign, which was a measure of the kind of camps they had.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • ...she thought of dainty dinners, of shining silverware, of tapestry that peopled the walls with ancient personages and with strange birds flying in the midst of a fairy forest;
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • Was it a pretty tapestry?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
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as in: the tapestry of my life Define
something consisting of many interconnected, non-mechanical parts
  • When I look at the tapestry of my life, I feel like a guardian angel was helping to weave the right threads together.
  • There are some loose threads in my childhood, but were they to be pulled out, the tapestry of my life would unravel.
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  • He entered a bright green coach, one of George Pullman’s Palace cars, where the air hung with the stillness of a heavy tapestry.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He crossed the room, pulled back the heavy tapestries, and threw open the high narrow windows one by one, letting the night air into the chamber.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones

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  • The whole world was spread out below him, a tapestry of white and brown and green.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Cersei had a sudden vision of the dwarf crawling out from behind a tapestry in Tommen’s bedchamber with blade in hand.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Four Qartheen sailors accompanied him, bearing a rolled tapestry upon their shoulders.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • In all of them there were old pictures or old tapestries with strange scenes worked on them.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • The walls were covered with tapestry with a forest scene embroidered on it.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • A thread of silver in a tapestry of night.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The walls were smooth stone, lined with tapestries that depicted various glorious scenes from Shadowhunter history.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Before the power of his sight, these things hung like dark tapestries in the air about Lanre’s shaking form.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • It showed a room that probably was in King Jerrold’s castle, because Char was there and the crest of Kyrria was painted on the wall above a tapestry.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • It was a tower room, round, and rich with paintings and tapestries hung against the sloping walls.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She was seated under a tapestry showing a hunter with six elongated and cross-eyed dogs, in erratic pursuit of a single hare.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • By this heavenly ground I tread on, I must be fain to pawn both my plate and the tapestry of my dining-chambers.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • Thus Celia, mutely bending over her tapestry, until she heard her sister calling her.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And with these words he disappeared behind one of the tapestried portieres.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The walls are hung with gold and silver brocade tapestry.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The second story of pleasant tapestry brick.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • His great hall, even, was hung with tapestry.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • The curtain is composed of two tapestries which can be drawn aside.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Just picture a roof on this, and a coloured pavement instead of grass, and tapestries on the walls, and you get our royal banqueting hall.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • The Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam sat in a tapestried chair watching mother and son approach.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It zoomed around the common room, snarling and attempting to take bites of the tapestry.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • He turned his back on Ron and Hermione, pretending to examine the old tapestry of the Black family tree on the wall.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • There were paintings, bronzes, tapestries, all beautifully arranged.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He was a weaver by trade; had been a skilled workman on tapestries and upholstery materials.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • We chose two entire rooms of furniture, fashioned of polished hardwood inlaid with intricate gold-leaf designs and upholstery of exotic tapestry.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • The tapestry chairs are very valuable, and so is the carved mantelpiece.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • He sensed the balloon, like a great fat spider, fiddling with the lines and poles, rearing a tapestry in the sky.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • ’Well,’ asked the wise man, ’did you see the Persian tapestries that are hanging in my dining hall?
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Gold-stitched tapestries, which Baba had bought in Calcutta, lined the walls; a crystal chandelier hung from the vaulted ceiling.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The walls stood bare, save for a single tapestry with sewn-in beads forming the words Allah-u— akbar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The great tapestries of trees had darkened to ghosts back at the last edge of twilight.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • I was looking around me, wondering what I could possibly find to wipe it up with’the tapestry on the nearby wall?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • 7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
    The Bible  --  Proverbs
  • A shaft of very clear light is thrown on her face against the faded tapestry of the curtains.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • The room, too, pleased him; it was admirably proportioned, and sparingly adorned with tapestries and one or two fine pieces of lacquer.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • His shoulders, neck, face, and shaved head were completely covered with an intricate tapestry of ancient symbols and sigils.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I peer vaguely at a piece of tapestry, then stride off down a corridor lined with exhibits of old Indian tiles.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • I know she is covered in fresh welts that will soon blend into the tapestry of old scars woven into her flesh.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Dim tapestries hung on the walls.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Loki threw out a hand, pointing at a tapestry embroidered with the red serpent picture we’d seen earlier.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • He had never felt quite this way before, not even when he had discovered the tapestry.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Nasuada stood staring at a long, ragged tapestry dotted with holes while Farica attended to her.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Their quarry had led them past miles and miles of armor, tapestries, coins, furniture and mummies under glass, and still they showed no sign of flagging.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • The room beyond was bare, decorated with a single tapestry that showed an angel rising out of a lake, clutching a sword in one hand and a cup in the other.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The earth floor was covered with thick Indian blankets; two blankets, very old, and beautiful in design and colour, were hung on the walls like tapestries.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Ruined banquet tables littered with peeled apples and walnut shells; draped tapestries and silver; trompe l’oeils with crawling insects and striped flowers.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Between the gray bands of faces, the long tapestries swayed as they were brushed with hundreds of sighs and whispers when Saphira and Eragon came into view.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
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