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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Material & textiles
damaskdam‧ask /ˈdæməsk/ noun [uncountable]  TIMa type of cloth with a pattern woven into it, often used to cover furniture a damask tablecloth
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damaskHe is magnificently dressed in damask decorated with peacock feathers, and wears the Order of the Golden Fleece.The furniture is of walnut, with comfortable chairs in red damask.All rooms are hung with green or crimson silk damask and the cornices, door-cases and chair-frames are all carved in gilt.They'd got out the best china and crystal glasses, the damask napkins, the ebony-handled knives.The original, unfaded colour of the damask in the saloon is found behind a state portrait.The royal coat of arms embroidered in silk on the white damask under the tester of the King's bed.
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