valanced

valance

[val-uhns, vey-luhns]
noun
1.
a short curtain or piece of drapery that is hung from the edge of a canopy, from the frame of a bed, etc.
2.
a short ornamental piece of drapery placed across the top of a window.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; perhaps after Valence, French city noted for cloth-making

valanced, adjective

valance, valence.
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valance (ˈvæləns)
 
n
a short piece of drapery hung along a shelf, canopy, or bed, or across a window, to hide structural detail
 
[C15: perhaps named after Valence, France, town noted for its textiles]
 
'valanced
 
adj

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valance
piece of drapery, 1463, from Anglo-Fr. *valance, from valer "go down," variant of O.Fr. avaler; or possibly from the pl. of O.Fr. avalant, from prp. of avaler "go down." The notion is of something "hanging down."
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