A band of fancy embroidery enhancing the front of particular ecclesiastical vestments.
Elaborate embroidery, especially when made of silver.
A band of rich embroidery, completely or perhaps in element of gold, attached to vestments, particularly those of ecclesiastics.
A kind of embroidery in gold. See orphrey-work.
An ornamental band or border on particular ecclesiastical vestments, specially chasubles and copes, frequently carried out in orphrey-work. The attire of the amice, if carried out in orphrey-work, may also be called the orphrey for the amice. See amice, 2, chasuble, and cope, 2.
a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment
A figure of speech in which the expression is an evident exaggeration of the meaning intended to be conveyed or by which things are represented as much greater or less better or worse than they really are a statement exaggerated fancifully through excitement or for effect...