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A city of northern France south-southwest of Lille. It was a famous woolen and tapestry center in the Middle Ages.
n. pl. arras
A tapestry, wall hanging, or curtain, especially one of Flemish origin.
[Middle English, after Arras.]
(Furniture) a wall hanging, esp of tapestry
Arras(ˈærəs; French arɑs)
(Placename) a town in N France: formerly famous for tapestry; severely damaged in both World Wars. Pop: 43 663 (2006)
1. a rich tapestry.
2. a wall hanging, as a tapestry or similar object.
3. a sturdy bobbin lace with a simple pattern.
[1375–1425; late Middle English, after Arras, city in N France]
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|Noun||1.||arras - a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs|
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
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