ottoman


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ottoman

a corded fabric

Ottoman

, Othman
1. History of or relating to the Ottomans or the Ottoman Empire
2. denoting or relating to the Turkish language
3. a member of a Turkish people who invaded the Near East in the late 13th century

ottoman

[′äd·ō·mən]
(textiles)
Heavyweight fabric with pronounced crosswise rounded ribs, often padded, with heavier ribs than those of faille or bengaline.
References in classic literature ?
ABDUL-AZIZ, Sultan of Turkey, Lord of the Ottoman Empire
She sits on the ottoman between her daughter and Mrs.
He shakes Freddy's hand, and almost slings him on the ottoman with his face to the windows; then comes round to the other side of it.
Pierre turned over heavily on the ottoman and opened his mouth, but could not reply.
Anne sitting mutely on the ottoman, with her hands clasped tightly in her lap, stared at Mrs Blewett as one fascinated.
I'll try to do and be anything you want me, if you'll only keep me," said Anne, returning meekly to her ottoman.
Don't sit on the ottoman," the young lady proceeded.
She turned round on a sudden, and beat her hands wildly on the back of the ottoman.
I started up from the ottoman before Miss Halcombe could pronounce the next words.
She said all this, and everything else, as coldly as a woman of snow; quite forgetting the sisters except at odd times, and apparently addressing some abstraction of Society; for whose behoof, too, she occasionally arranged her dress, or the composition of her figure upon the ottoman.
I think that in the railroad car we are inclined to spend more on luxury than on safety and convenience, and it threatens without attaining these to become no better than a modern drawing-room, with its divans, and ottomans, and sun-shades, and a hundred other oriental things, which we are taking west with us, invented for the ladies of the harem and the effeminate natives of the Celestial Empire, which Jonathan should be ashamed to know the names of.
So they all go up again into the gorgeous drawing-rooms--all of them flushed with breakfast, as having taken scarlatina sociably-- and there the combined unknowns do malignant things with their legs to ottomans, and take as much as possible out of the splendid furniture.