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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sewing & knitting
embroideryem‧broi‧der‧y /ɪmˈbrɔɪdəri/ noun (plural embroideries)  1 DLH[countable, uncountable]DECORATE a pattern sewn onto cloth, or cloth with patterns sewn onto it2 [uncountable] the act of sewing patterns onto cloth3 ADD[uncountable] imaginary details that are added to make a story seem more interesting or exciting syn embellishment
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embroideryShe attended a Catholic boarding school somewhere in the bush and had managed to sit on a needle during an embroidery class.I bought some black jersey scalloped with gold embroidery from the market, and made a long, three-tiered, halter-necked gown.The younger woman broke tiny mirrors on the side of a tin for her embroidery.The little girls had their own pieces of play embroidery and carried small brass pots on their heads.These features of the gospels are neither simple history nor redundant embroidery.Lasher refused to comment on the embroidery and speculation in the article.Using a tapestry needle threaded with the embroidery colour, begin at the top right of the motif.In general however, women were sent back to their music and their embroidery and were told to be submissive.
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