- a lightweight, glossy silk fabric used in the manufacture of scarfs, hoods, etc.
- à la mode.
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Examples from the Web for alamode
The round is used for alamode beef, and is the best piece for corning.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
Set of Elizabethian sheep's trotters, from the Hearl of Alamode.
On first night of the news plaintiff was quite delirious; took six plates of alamode beef, and two pots of porter.
Examples are given of the "Pert style," the "Alamode" style, the "Finical style."History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)
Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
His taste in cookery, formed in subterranean ordinaries and alamode beefshops, was far from delicate.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
- a soft light silk used for shawls and dresses, esp in the 19th centurySee also surah
C17: from à la mode
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