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orphrey

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or=phrey

CIDE DICTIONARY

orphreyn. [See Orfrays.].
     A band of rich embroidery, wholly or in part of gold, affixed to vestments, especially those of ecclesiastics.  Pugin.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

orphrey, n. (pl. -eys) an ornamental stripe or border or separate piece of ornamental needlework, esp. on ecclesiastical vestments.

Etymology
ME orfreis (taken as pl.) (gold) embroidery f. OF f. med.L aurifrisium etc. f. L aurum gold + Phrygius Phrygian, also 'embroidered'

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