Saturday, May 16, 2015

Word of the day: valance

The word of the day is valance:

  1. short curtain or piece of draperythat is hung from the edge of acanopy, from the frame of bed, etc.
  2. short ornamental piece of draperyplaced across the top of window. (

"Homey pink, pleated valances framed windows overlooking a courtyard enclosed by the reddish-brown tapestry brick of the old hospital building."

 - Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (2013)

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