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Definition of "napery" []

  • Household linen, especially table linen. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "napery" in a sentence
  • "A house-keeper should have a large chest to contain napery which is not to be used every day."
  • "There was a flurry of towels, then of napery—fresh tablecloth, fresh napkins—silverware and clean glasses."
  • "But the tables are set in those restaurants that have napery, such as "Delmonico's, 56 Beaver Street, 2009" and "Caf é Arbat, 306 Brighton Avenue, 2009," as if the curtain has just gone up and we are expected to make an entrance."