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  • n  a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of a chair from hair oils

  • In his time an able chairman of the Yale Literary Magazine, Keysman Hobson wrote: "I hazard the guess that Tap Day is doomed, along with the antimacassar, the wall motto, and the .
  • One of the few complaints of Corriere staffers is that in holding to 19th century standards, the paper often seems as fusty as an antimacassar.
  • A novel by Vienna's Heimito von Doderer is rather like an Eames chair draped with an antimacassar.

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