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clothes moth

(Encyclopedia) clothes moth, name for several species of moths of the family Tineidae, whose larvae feed on wool, furs, feathers, upholstery, and a variety of animal products. Clothes moths are of…

Brewer's: Cloth

(The). The clergy, the clerical office, thus we say “having respect for the cloth” Formerly the clergy used to wear a distinguishing costume, made of grey or black cloth. Source:…

Brewer's: Care-cloth

(The). The fine linen cloth laid over the newly-married in the Catholic Church. (Anglo-Saxon, cear, large, as cear wúnd (a big wound), cear sorh (a great sorrow), etc.) Source:…

Clothing Buyer---Retail

Anonymous What do you do? I work in the retail industry as a buyer for a specialty-clothing store. What skills are needed…

Brewer's: Green Cloth

The Board of Green Cloth. A board connected with the royal household, having power to correct offenders within the verge of the palace and two hundred yards beyond the gates. A warrant…

Rykiel, Sonia

(Encyclopedia) Rykiel, Sonia, 1930–2016, French fashion designer, b. Neuilly-sur-Seine as Sonia Flis. Rykiel focused on ready-to-wear clothing rather than haute couture, and was especially noted for…

McCardell, Claire

(Encyclopedia) McCardell, Claire, 1905–58, American fashion designer, b. Frederick, Md. She began her career as a model and assistant designer for Robert Turk in 1929. Her clothes were functional…

Brewer's: Field of the Cloth of Gold

The plain, near Guisnes, where Henry VIII. had his interview with Francois I. in 1520; so called from the splendour and magnificence displayed there on the occasion. Source: Dictionary of…

Brewer's: Wrong Side of the Cloth

(That is the). The inferior aspect. In French, l'envers du drap. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Wrong Sow by the…

Brewer's: Board of Green Cloth

So called because the lord steward and his board sat at a table covered with green cloth. It existed certainly in the reign of Henry I., and probably earlier, and was abolished in 1849. “…