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embroidery

noun
     
Related topics: Sewing and Knitting
em‧broi‧der‧y plural embroideries
1DLH [uncountable and countable] a pattern sewn onto cloth, or cloth with patterns sewn onto it
2 [uncountable] the act of sewing patterns onto cloth
3 [uncountable] imaginary details that are added to make a story seem more interesting or exciting [= embellishment]

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