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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Tapestry \Tap"es*try\, n.; pl. Tapestries. [F. tapissere, fr.
tapisser to carpet, to hang, or cover with tapestry, fr.
tapis a carpet, carpeting, LL. tapecius, fr. L. tapete
carpet, tapestry, Gr. ?, ?. Cf. Tapis, Tippet.]
A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or
other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less
pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the
like. The term is also applied to different kinds of
Tapestry carpet, a kind of carpet, somewhat resembling
Brussels, in which the warp is printed before weaving, so
as to produce the figure in the cloth.
Tapestry moth. (Zool.) Same as Carpet moth, under
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