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blackwork

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Definition of blackwork in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A type of embroidery done in black thread on white cloth, popular especially in Tudor times.
Example sentences
  • Wearing hose and a white shirt of fine linen, with blackwork at the neck and cuffs, he looked as fine as any man she had known.

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
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