We'll drape strings of lights between the trees for the party.
the town hall was draped in bunting for the annual Fourth of July festivities
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The tabletops are Formica, the windows are draped in lace and the time is always breakfast, whatever’s on the plate.—Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 Renaissance men would drape a lock of hair over their heart and tie a ribbon around the end to signify they had been claimed, explains fashion historian Serena Dyer.—Alice Robb, Vogue, 29 Nov. 2023 Daly stood on the left, draping one arm around his son and standing behind his daughters.—Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 Teenage boys were draped in the green flag of Hamas and carried high on strong shoulders through the cheering crowd.—Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2023 The Pennsylvania Democrat was spotted at the rally wearing his signature hoodie and draped in an Israeli flag.—Brady Knox, Washington Examiner, 14 Nov. 2023 The girls’ coffins were covered in white flags emblazoned with the scout emblem and topped with wreaths; their grandmother’s was draped in black velvet embroidered with Islamic verses.—Rania Abouzeid, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 It was first used in Germany in the early 1600s when the silver material was draped over tree branches to catch the flickering lights of the real candles used to adorn Christmas trees.—Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 My garlic noodles arrive in a tangled mountain with a sizable filet of catfish draped over the peak.—Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023
Because the children must be distracted, because the moms and dads — the ones who are not dead or missing — sometimes must go to their rooms and close the drapes.—William Booth, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 The sketch begins with Biden attempting to climb a wobbly ladder to attach a purple bat to some drapes, only to nix the idea.—William Vaillancourt, Rolling Stone, 29 Oct. 2023 Then consider that a tie, unlike a traditional knot, must wrap around a person’s neck and drape against their chest.—Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023 This 39-inch Beaded Garland crafted from natural wood elegantly drapes and complements mantles, shelves, candle holders, and more.—Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 The drape measures the amount of blood lost and provides a quick and objective visual cue to hospital workers that a patient is in danger.—Jennifer Fields, Fortune Well, 12 Sep. 2023 Once the anesthesia takes effect, the chest will be swabbed with an antibacterial solution and the body covered with sterile drapes.—Jennifer Whitlock, Rn, Msn, Fn, Verywell Health, 24 Oct. 2023 Green velvet drapes line a hall in Elliott Puckette’s Brooklyn brownstone.—Jermaine Gallacher, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2023 Haley and Scott also argued over curtains that cost more than $50,000 in the residence of the ambassador to the U.N.
Haley was the first to live there, but the Obama administration had decided to purchase the drapes, according to officials who spoke with the New York Times.—Oren Oppenheim, ABC News, 28 Sep. 2023 See More
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