Word of the Week: Encomia

As in:  “Despite such encomia, sewing was arduous work.”

Joselit, Jenna Weissman.  A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America.  NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2001. p. 12.  Print.

To learn more about the invention of the sewing machine, see The Sewing Machine: It’s Invention and Development by Grace Rogers Cooper (available through the Smithsonian Institution Library web site).

Explore definitions at the library’s E-Ready Reference Resources site using the Dictionaries listed on Research Guide: Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc.

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