noun, plural or·phreys.
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Origin of orphrey
OTHER WORDS FROM orphreyorphreyed, adjective
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The chasuble upon which this orphrey is placed is made of a lovely brocaded silk decorated with falcons, peahens, and roses.Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving|Grace Christie
The orphrey is divided into tabernacles containing an archbishop, two bishops, and three kings and queens.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
Orphrey, or′fri, n. gold or other rich embroidery attached to vestments, esp.
The shoulders were vested in a cope, and this cameo set in the centre of the orphrey.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale