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Arras

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tapestry. So called from Arras, in Artois, famed for its manufacture. When rooms were hung with tapestry it was a common thing for persons to hide behind it, especially the arras curtain before the door. Hubert concealed the two villains who were to put out Arthur’s eyes behind the arras. Poloʹnius was slain by Hamlet while concealed behind the arras. Falstaff proposed to hide behind the arras at Windsor, etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Arms
Arms of England (The Royal)
Arnauts [brave men]
Arn-monat
Arnold
Arnoldists
Arod
Aroint thee
Aronteus
Aroundight
Arras
Arria
Arrière Pensée (plural arrières pensées)
Arrot
Arrow
Arrowroot
Arsetēs (in Jerusalem Delivered)
Artaxerxes
Artegal (Sir) (in Spenser’s Faërie Queene)
Artemus Ward
Artesian Wells

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