arras


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  • noun

Synonyms for arras

a wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs

References in classic literature ?
I was about to ask Kantos Kan to prosecute a further search for her when a flier from the flagship of the fleet arrived at the Xavarian with an officer bearing a message to Kantos Kan from Arras.
Zat Arras commands me to bring our 'prisoners' before him.
You know full well, my friend," I said, smiling, "that Zat Arras has good cause to hate me.
Kaor, Zat Arras," I said in greeting, but he did not respond.
They are not prisoners, Zat Arras," replied the officer.
It is not enough for me, however," retorted Zat Arras.
I have just come from the Valley Dor and the Land of the First Born, Zat Arras," I replied.
One does not call John Carter "coward" and "liar" thus lightly, and Zat Arras should have known it.
Come I from heaven or hell, Zat Arras, you will find me still the same John Carter that I have always been; nor did ever man call me such names and live--without apologizing.
cried Zat Arras, and a dozen officers sprang forward to assist him.
At his words I released Zat Arras and, turning my back upon him, walked toward the ship's rail.
Zat Arras stood white and trembling amidst his officers.
By the time they reached the arras behind which he had disappeared, they found a heavy stone door blocking their further progress.
As to the gentleman behind the arras, he was not in much less consternation.
And let us, my brethren who have not our names in the Red Book, console ourselves by thinking comfortably how miserable our betters may be, and that Damocles, who sits on satin cushions and is served on gold plate, has an awful sword hanging over his head in the shape of a bailiff, or an hereditary disease, or a family secret, which peeps out every now and then from the embroidered arras in a ghastly manner, and will be sure to drop one day or the other in the right place.