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Then, after doing up her hair, I began to drape a material around her.

The rock is grim when it is bare; it wants verdure to drape it if it is to be lovely.

Next to it, the drape framing the window was not hanging right.

Religion, indigestion, priggishness, or discontent may drape the panes.

With a one-finger gesture he signals the nurse to drape her rug over the chair.

The sphere went blank and silent, and the drape was returned to its place.

Drape the room for the occasion with red, white and blue bunting.

A fog-like sense of unreality seemed to drape everything about him.

The president was directed to drape his chair with two Federal flags.

We must drape him, and give him a certain conventional simper.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "to ornament with cloth hangings;" mid-15c., "to weave into cloth," from Old French draper "to weave, make cloth" (13c.), from drap "cloth, piece of cloth, sheet, bandage," from Late Latin drapus, perhaps of Gaulish origin (cf. Old Irish drapih "mantle, garment"). Meaning "to cover with drapery" is from 1847. Meaning "to cause to hang or stretch out loosely or carelessly" is from 1943. Related: Draped; draping.

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