- table linen, as tablecloths or napkins.
- any linen for household use.
Origin of napery
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Examples from the Web for napery
Thora is busy about her napery––the finest of Irish linen and damask.An Orkney Maid
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
But there was bedding and napery, and no one thought of levying on friends.A Little Girl in Old Salem
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Its crockery and atmosphere were thick; its soup and napery thin.The Four Million
The deal table was graced by no cloth or napery of any kind.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
Annie Roe Carr
I need not add that nap, napery, was a common word for linen.
- rare household linen, esp table linen
C14: from Old French naperie, from nape tablecloth, from Latin mappa. See napkin
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