arras

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Etymology[edit]

From French draps d'Arras, from the city of Arras, which was a major source for tapestries in the 15th century.

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Noun[edit]

arras (plural arrases)

  1. A tapestry or wall hanging.
    • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 lines 160
      Be you and I behind an arras then,
    • Cowper
      Stateliest couches, with rich arras spread.

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