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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n upholstery the craft of upholstering
    • n upholstery covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Upholstery The articles or goods supplied by upholsterers; the business or work of an upholsterer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n upholstery Furniture covered with textile material, and hangings, curtains, and the like: a general term for all such interior decorations and fittings as are made with textiles.
    • n upholstery The art or trade of using textiles, leather, and the like in making furniture, decorating an interior, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Upholstery furniture, &c., supplied by upholsterers
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In literature:

The failing health of his wife compelled him at last to tear himself away from his splendid and beloved upholstery.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
Some days afterwards, he produced it at the right moment, to the horror of his upholstery functionary; it was not gold but tinsel!
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
When I was finally admitted, he rose and came halfway through his splendors of upholstery to give me an Olympian greeting.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
The arts of upholstery and cookery had not been brought to bear in either case.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
Across Broad Street is John Weiler's upholstery store.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
The latest design in parlor furniture is in the Turkish style, the upholstery being made to cover the frame.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
The upholstery back of the back seat could be taken out and also placed on the horizontal.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
The chief manufactures are furniture and upholstery.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
A coarse variety of silk, used both for garments and upholstery.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
The interior is absolutely new and extremely sumptuous, abounding in tapestries, upholstery, morocco, velvet, satin.
"A Little Tour in France" by Henry James
We managed to get Mis' Cow up the hill and into her stall, where we could provide her with upholstery material.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The coach had been a very handsome vehicle in its day, with heavy silver mountings and luxurious upholstery.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
What need wuz there of upholstery and carpets?
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
A Saturday morning industriously spent in the upholstery of the little screen presented it in completeness.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The very chairs were of an architecture and upholstery incongruous to them.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Now, to a man like myself, who never had any fancy for upholstery, this sort of thing is very tiresome.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
If he be a very superior person he will smile at the upholstery.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
The satin upholstery contrasted grotesquely with the adobe walls.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
We discard carpets and upholstery early when they are so cheap that we can afford to do so.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Use warp or carpet thread for the warp, and weave with a tape or upholstery needle.
"Hand-Loom Weaving" by Mattie Phipps Todd

In poetry:

How instructive this is!
The dumb, banded bodies
Walking the plank draped with Mother France's upholstery
Into a new mausoleum,
An ivory palace, a crotch pine.
"The Swarm" by Sylvia Plath
Once our women had strong sturdy figures
Now they’re slim and slender as willows
They take antipon, their upholstery’s gone
What’s become of Waring and Gillows?
"Father Come Home" by Billy Bennett
Well, what I mean, that fucking car still runs,
Even the moths in the upholstery are old
But it gets around, you see one on the street
Beat-up and proud, well, Jeezus what a country,
Where even the monuments keep on the move."
"Ozymandias II" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

Upholstery Plus in Madison edition.
Johnny Thomas of Upholstery Plus, INC, was awarded with the Extra Mile Award from the Madison Chamber of Commerce.
Hopefully you don't have one, but a professional cleaner I recently talked to needed a total makeover on his upholstery cleaning process.
Bob Choppa rejoins Lexington as upholstery operations VP.
Hoover Platinum Collection Professional Strength Instant Stain Remover Carpet and Upholstery Spray.
Local entrepreneur teaches upholstery staples.
Long's Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning.
AUSTIN, Tex.–Wade Oppliger has been named vice president of upholstery for Four Hands, the furniture and decorative furnishings manufacturer and importer based here.
Fabric, padding, springs are upholstery couple's favorite things.
Find out how to make interior upholstery from the lining of jewelry boxes in this tip from Robert Milani of Deer Park, New York.
Upholstery replacement upgrades made easy.
Glacier from Guilford of Maine is a new upholstery fabric designed with flexibility in mind.
Meteor upholstery and wall covering fabric in woven polyethylene by Carnegie, 800-727-6770.
Roberto Hernandez's personal low rider car has Mayan themed art and upholstery and sits in a garage in San Francisco, Calif, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Momentum Textiles team as they collaborated on Reflect upholstery.