Orfrays
Orfrays \Or"frays\, n. [OF. orfrais, F. orfroi; F. or gold + fraise, frise, fringe, ruff. See {Fraise}, and cf. {Auriphrygiate}.] See {Orphrey}. [Obs.] --Rom. of R. [1913 Webster]

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  • orfrays — orfray, orfrays etc.: see orphrey …   Useful english dictionary

  • Auriphrygiate — Au ri*phryg i*ate ([add] r[i^]*fr[i^] j[i^]*[asl]t), a. [LL. auriphrigiatus; L. aurum gold + LL. phrygiare to adorn with Phrygian needlework, or with embroidery; perhaps corrupted from some other word. Cf. {Orfrays}.] Embroidered or decorated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orphrey — Or phrey, n. [See {Orfrays}.] A band of rich embroidery, wholly or in part of gold, affixed to vestments, especially those of ecclesiastics. Pugin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orris — Or ris, n. 1. [Contr. from orfrays, or from arras.] A sort of gold or silver lace. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. A peculiar pattern in which gold lace or silver lace is worked; especially, one in which the edges are ornamented with conical figures… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orris — orris1 /awr is, or /, n. an iris, Iris germanica florentina, having a fragrant rootstock. Also, orrice. [1535 45; unexplained alter. of IRIS] orris2 /awr is, or /, n. 1. a lace or braid made of gold or silver, much used in the 18th century. 2. a… …   Universalium

  • orfray — or orfrey variant of orphrey * * * orfray, orfrays etc.: see orphrey …   Useful english dictionary

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