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Chenille

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Velvety cord, having short threads or fibres of silk and wool standing out at right angles from a central core of cotton thread or wire. Chenille is used in trimming ...

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Chenille

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Velvety cord, having short threads or fibres of silk and wool standing out at right angles from a central core of cotton thread or wire. Chenille is used in trimming ...

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Chenille

Gordon Campbell.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 98 words.

Velvety cord, having short threads or fibres of silk and wool standing out at right angles from a central core of cotton thread or wire. Chenille is used in trimming and bordering dresses...

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chenille

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 113 words.

allele, anele, anneal, appeal, Bastille, Beale, Castile, chenille, cochineal, cockatiel, conceal, congeal, creel, deal, eel, Emile, feel, freewheel,

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chenille

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 111 words.

allele, anele, anneal, appeal, Bastille, Beale, Castile, chenille, cochineal, cockatiel, conceal, congeal, creel, deal, eel, Emile, feel, freewheel,

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chenille

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 19 words.

kind of velvety cord. XVIII. — F. chenille hairy caterpillar :- L. canīcula small dog, dim. of canis dog.

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Chenille

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 90 words.

Velvety cord, having short threads or fibres of silk and wool standing out at right angles from a central core

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chenille

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 32 words.

[M18th]

This term for a tufty velvety yarn is a use of a French word meaning ‘hairy caterpillar’, from Latin

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Chenille Axminster

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Type of carpet invented in 1839 by James Templeton, a shawl manufacturer in Glasgow, who had developed a way of weaving carpets with chenille thread. The pile was woven separately ...

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Chenille Axminster

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 145 words.

Type of carpet invented in 1839 by James Templeton, a shawl manufacturer in Glasgow, who had developed a way

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chenille <i>noun</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 28 words.

M18 French (literally, ‘hairy caterpillar’, from Latin canicula diminutive of canis dog).

Velvety cord with pile all around, used in

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