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Re: Diaper Family - England
Posted by: lou hunter (ID *****3580) Date: October 01, 2002 at 22:58:22
In Reply to: Re: Diaper Family - England by Paul Diaper of 252

di·a·per Pronunciation Key (d-pr, dpr)
n.

A folded piece of absorbent material, such as paper or cloth, that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened at the waist to contain excretions.
A similar piece of material, worn by incontinent adults.

A white cotton or linen fabric patterned with small, duplicative diamond-shaped figures.
A piece of such cloth.
Such a pattern.

tr.v. di·a·pered, di·a·per·ing, di·a·pers
To put a diaper on.
To weave or decorate in a diamond-shaped pattern.


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[Middle English, a patterned fabric, from Old French diapre, diaspre, from Medieval Latin diasprum, a white silken material, from Medieval Greek diaspros, pure white : dia-, intensive pref.; see dia- + aspros, white (probably from Latin asper, rough).]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


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diaper

\Di"a*per\, v. i. To draw flowers or figures, as upon cloth. ``If you diaper on folds.'' --Peacham.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


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diaper

\Di"a*per\, n. [OF. diaspre, diapre, diaspe, sort of figured cloth, It. diaspro jasper, diaspo figured cloth, from L. jaspis a green-colored precious stone. See Jasper.] 1. Any textile fabric (esp. linen or cotton toweling) woven in diaper pattern. See 2.

2. (Fine Arts) Surface decoration of any sort which consists of the constant repetition of one or more simple figures or units of design evenly spaced.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


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diaper

\Di"a*per\, v. t. 1. To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving. ``Diapered light.'' --H. Van Laun.

Engarlanded and diapered With in wrought flowers. --Tennyson.

2. To put a diaper on (a child).
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.


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diaper

n 1: folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist; worn by infants to catch excrement [syn: nappy, napkin] 2: a fabric (usually cotton or linen) with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University



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