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Maidens of the first families were selected to embroider the sacred peplus.

I learnt to sing rondeaux and to embroider handkerchiefs for my mother.

They agreed to embroider a pair of slippers for her—to do the work themselves.

The girls used to sit about indoors and embroider—oh, everlastingly!

You see at home, when I get my work done, I knit or crochet or embroider.

We'll eat our luncheon, and then you can embroider and I'll read to you some more.

I wish you would, dear, and embroider an altar cloth while you are here.

She could crochet and she could embroider, so these helped a bit.

Others will embroider scarfs for you; 'tis I, the servant, who will care for them.

The most beautiful is to embroider in silk or mercerized cotton.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French enbrouder, from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + broisder "embroider," from Frankish *brozdon, from Proto-Germanic *bruzdajanan. Spelling with -oi- is from c.1600, perhaps by influence of broiden, irregular alternative Middle English past participle of braid (v.). Related: Embroidered; embroidering.

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