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braid

[brād]
(mathematics)
A braid of order n consists of two parallel lines, sets of n points on each of the lines with a one-to-one correspondence between them, and n nonintersecting space curves, each of which connects one of the n points on one of the parallel lines with the corresponding point on the other; the space curves are configured so that no curve turns back on itself, in the sense that its projection on the plane of the parallel lines lies between the parallel lines and intersects any line parallel to them no more than once, and any two such projections intersect at most a finite number of times.
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Who but Scrooge II would expect the mother of the star to slave over a hot microwave when she is already powdered and preened and regaled in her new bright red dress with the red silk tulle and gold braid trim?
Despite my mother's best efforts in stitching gold braid to a blazer and converting a family friend's bus conductor's cap to a passable Royal Navy issue one.
Over there is a black cap beside a bundle of gold braid. Next to them is something resembling a purple bodywarmer tricked out with a golden pattern.
Trained by five-time Derby winner Sir Michael Stoute, Carlton House will be the tenth horse to carry her famous racing colours of a purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves and black velvet cap with a gold fringe, at Epsom.
To create a Tea Cup Christmas Tree, you will need: Small artificial tree Green florist wire Small teapot Tea cups (Demitasse or small cups work well) Silver spoons Ribbons Gold braid Fresh greenery (Seeded eucalyptus and lemon leaves work well and dry nicely)
Why the brass and gold braid brigade along with the Palace chose to pretend otherwise I do not know.
The new uniform will include a gold braid on the trousers for sergeants and above, and the service cap will be authorized for wear by NCOs as well as officers.
They have followed too closely the ancient royal tradition of joining the armed forces, a course that means they are likely to be swallowed by tradition, overblown ceremonial and gold braid reputations.
Alongside her, on board the Antarctic survey ship HMS Endurance, stood the Duke of Edinburgh, in the uniform of Admiral of the Fleet, encrusted with faded gold braid.
What Prescott should remember is that if you meet a bloke dressed in an army uniform with ridiculous epaulets, a huge amount of gold braid and a pair of sunglasses, you could judge him to be a corrupt dictator, a sponsor of terrorism and an oppressor of his people.
Lots of gold braid, big titles and big egos - and so a huge resistance to change.
Silk velvet tunics in navy blue with piping around the edges and gold braid topped the outfits off.