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Definition of Tapestry


  1. A fabric, usually of worsted, worked upon a warp of linen or other thread by hand, the designs being usually more or less pictorial and the stuff employed for wall hangings and the like. The term is also applied to different kinds of embroidery.
  2. To adorn with tapestry, or as with tapestry.

Tapestry Quotations

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.
Sandra Day O'Connor

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
Carson McCullers

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Richard P. Feynman

The presidency is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government. More often than not, for good or for ill, it sets the tone for the other branches and spurs the expectations of the people.
Mike Pence

The best thing on translation was said by Cervantes: translation is the other side of a tapestry.
Leonardo Sciascia
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Tapestry Translations

tapestry in Dutch is wandtapijt, behang
tapestry in French is tapisserie
tapestry in German is Wandteppich, Gobelin
tapestry in Spanish is tapiz
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