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napery

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman naperie, Middle French naperie, from nape + -erie.

NounEdit

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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