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Webster 1913 Edition


Napery

Na′per-y

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Naperies
(#)
.
[OF.
naperie
, fr.
nape
a tablecloth, F.
nappe
, LL.
napa
, fr. L.
mappa
. See
Map
, and cf.
Apron
,
Napkin
.]
Table linen; also, linen clothing, or linen in general.
[Obs.]
Gayton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Napery

NAPERY

,
Noun.
Linen for the table; table cloths or linen cloth in general.

Definition 2022


napery

napery

English

Noun

napery (countable and uncountable, plural naperies)

  1. Household linen, especially table linen.
    • 1974, Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 106:
      Banter and low laughter swayer about the huge tent, swayed among the shadows thrown by the brilliant candelabra pendant on their inverted stems above the white napery of the central table.

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