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 Meanings and Examples of EMBROIDERY
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embroidery
 n.  elaboration by the use of decorative detail; ornamentation of fabric with needlework
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  It was delicate embroidery if company were present, but at other times her hands were occupied with Gerald's ruffled shirts, the girls' dresses or garments for the slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  During this last week, she had patiently picked out all the embroidery and cut up the square of silk and stitched it into a sash length.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  Melanie, strangely quick for one so recently in a faint, was rapidly cutting off his blood-soaked shirt with embroidery scissors.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
4  An association lurked in every fold: each fall of lace and gleam of embroidery was like a letter in the record of her past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
5  She was expected, she almost expected herself, to sit forever talking of babies, cooks, embroidery stitches, the price of potatoes, and the tastes of husbands in the matter of spinach.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
6  I went to a convent, and there I learned music, French and embroidery, and what not; and when I was fourteen, I came out to my father's funeral.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  A small black bonnet on her head, covered by a veil thick with embroidery, concealed her face.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
8  Entering the drawing room, where the princesses spent most of their time, he greeted the ladies, two of whom were sitting at embroidery frames while a third read aloud.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
9  The postmaster, his wife, the valet, and a peasant woman selling Torzhok embroidery came into the room offering their services.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I
10  Sonya sat in the drawing room at the round table, copying a design for embroidery.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX
11  On returning to lunch Nicholas went up to his wife, who sat with her head bent low over her embroidery frame, and as usual began to tell her what he had been doing that morning.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER VIII
12  Cunegonde was, indeed, very ugly, but she became an excellent pastry cook; Paquette worked at embroidery; the old woman looked after the linen.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXX
13  Leblanc and his daughter had just quitted, a handkerchief, a very simple handkerchief, without embroidery, but white, and fine, and which seemed to him to exhale ineffable perfume.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII—ADVENTURES OF THE LETTER U DELIVERED OVER TO ...
14  His words were brief and expressive, conveying all that was meant, and no more; no embellishments, no embroidery, no arabesques.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 7 THE INTERIOR* OF THE MUSKETEERS
15  He found him clothed in a magnificent dress covered with splendid embroidery, admiring himself before a glass.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 67 CONCLUSION
Example Sentence:
1  Craft Resources also sells yarn and embroidery floss.
2  You can attend embroidery classes under the tutelage of Jocelyn James.
3  The shorts had blue embroidery over the pockets.
4  One day, however, as she put away her account-book and unfolded her embroidery, she suddenly took her up thus -- "Georgiana, a more vain and absurd animal than you was certainly never allowed to cumber the earth."
5  Please show some of the lovely detail on the coat - the embroidery is gorgeous.