Upholster to Upspring
(Up*hol"ster) v. t. [See Upholsterer.] To furnish (rooms, carriages, bedsteads, chairs, etc.)
with hangings, coverings, cushions, etc.; to adorn with furnishings in cloth, velvet, silk, etc.; as, to upholster
a couch; to upholster a room with curtains.
1. A broker. [Obs.] Caxton.
2. An upholsterer. [Obs.] Strype.
Upholsterer bee. (Zoöl.) See Poppy bee, under Poppy.
(Up*hol"ster*er) n. [A substitution for older upholder, in OE., broker, tradesman, and formerly
also written upholster, upholdster. See Upholder, and - ster.] One who provides hangings, coverings,
cushions, curtains, and the like; one who upholsters.
(Up*hol"ster*y) n. The articles or goods supplied by upholsterers; the business or work of an
(U"phroe) n. (Naut.) Same as Euphroe.
1. High land; ground elevated above the meadows and intervals which lie on the banks of rivers, near
the sea, or between hills; land which is generally dry; opposed to lowland, meadow, marsh, swamp,
interval, and the like.
2. The country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns. [Obs.]
1. Of or pertaining to uplands; being on upland; high in situation; as, upland inhabitants; upland pasturage.
Sometimes, with secure delightMilton.
The upland hamlets will invite.
2. Pertaining to the country, as distinguished from the neighborhood of towns; rustic; rude; unpolished.
[Obs.] " The race of upland giants." Chapman.
Upland moccasin. (Zoöl.) See Moccasin. Upland sandpiper, or Upland plover (Zoöl.), a large
American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) much valued as a game bird. Unlike most sandpipers, it
frequents fields and uplands. Called also Bartramian sandpiper, Bartram's tattler, field plover, grass
plover, highland plover, hillbird, humility, prairie plover, prairie pigeon, prairie snipe, papabote, quaily,
and uplander. Upland sumach (Bot.), a North American shrub of the genus Rhus used in tanning
1. One dwelling in the upland; hence, a countryman; a rustic. [Obs.]
2. (Zoöl.) The upland sandpiper. [Local, U. S.]
(Up*land"ish) a. Of or pertaining to uplands; dwelling on high lands. [Obs.] Chapman.
2. Rude; rustic; unpolished; uncivilized. [Obs.]
His presence made the rudest peasant melt,Marlowe.
That in the wild, uplandish country dwelt.