Word of the Day – May 24 – Damask
Noun: Damask (Dam-usk)
1. A firm lustrous fabric (as of linen, cotton, silk, or rayon) made with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground on jacquard looms.
2. Hard elastic steel ornamented with wavy patterns and used especially for sword blades; also, the characteristic markings of this steel
3. A grayish red.
Sample sentence: The old chair was upholstered in a blue silk damask which was now faded and threadbare.
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