dimity

NOUN
  1. a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
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  • The little white dimity bed was as smooth and trim as on the day previous, when Betty's own hands had helped to make it. Vanity Fair
  • So the Dickinson camp - that is, in the second generation, carried on by Martha Dickinson, Emily Dickinson's niece - presented a sentimental image of a pathetic Emily Dickinson in a dimity apron who had been in love all her life with one master, one man, and had gone into seclusion because she couldn't have him. Biography Speculates Emily Dickinson Had Epilepsy
  • To show off the white-painted woodwork of the window's pediment and frieze, he chose cotton dimity sheers in a matching hue. The Full Monticello
  • I love you more than all the flannelette and calico, candlewick, dimity, crash and merino, tussore, cretonne, crepon, muslin, poplin, ticking and twill in the whole Cloth Hall of the world. languagehat.com: W.G. SEBALD.
  • The "Burnet House" is the principal hotel here, and afforded me every comfort I could have expected, not the least being the satisfaction I derived from the sight of the proprietor, who, in the spotless cleanliness of his person and his "dimity," and surrounded by hosts of his travelling inmates -- myself among the number -- stood forth in bold relief, like a snowball in a coal-hole. Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada
  • The finest and softest of French and Scotch flannels, French linen, dimity, nainsook, and India silk are always dainty and they should be made up very simply with little trimming, but that of the finest. Textiles and Clothing
  • This dyed the dimity-hangings of the fourposter; made ruddy pools in the great mahogany wardrobe. The Way Home
  • The posts are beautifully carved with acanthus leaves and feathers, and the bed is elaborately draped with the original hangings of ribbed dimity trimmed with tassels and caught up above the frame on brass mounts.
  • Bella ordered a dimity blouse and a flowered skirt (dirndl was the fashion) and came often to sit with Essie while she diligently sewed. What Happened to the Baby?
  • In the outer room, apparently a storeroom, there was, in accordance with the practice of planters to keep a supply of materials on hand, a quantity of piece-goods in dowlas, lockram, dimity, coarse Holland, fine Holland and tufted Holland, osnaburg and kersey, and seventeen ells (45 inches in English measure and 27 inches in Dutch measure) of sheeting, as well as yarn stockings. Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century
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