- He toiled as a Broughton draper, selling cloth to merchants.
- Others, like vintners, mercers, and drapers, dealt in goods brought into the town from more distant parts.
- By 1429 he had accumulated almost £130 in debts owed to fellow townsmen, other Essex men, and several Londoners; among the creditors were two fishmongers, two drapers and two ironmongers.
trappings from Late Middle English:
Animal traps (Old English) have nothing to do with trappings, which go back to Latin drappus ‘cloth’, the source of draper, drab [M16] originally undyed cloth, and drapery (Late Middle English). In the 14th century trappings were an ornamental harness for a horse, but now people more often use the word in contexts such as ‘the trappings of success’ for the outwards signs or objects associated with a particular role or job.
Words that rhyme with drapercaper, escaper, gaper, paper, scraper, shaper, taper, vapour (US vapor)
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