from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lustrous plain-weave silk fabric for head coverings and scarfs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a lustrous silk fabric used for headscarves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. According to the fashion or prevailing mode.
- n. A thin, black silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.; -- often called simply mode.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In the fashion; according to the fashion or prevailing mode.
- Fashionable; according to some particular fashion.
- n. A fashion.
- n. A thin glossy silk for hoods, scarfs, etc.
Then she made us the following speech in byssin words, such as Parisatis desired should be spoken to her son Cyrus, or at least of crimson alamode:
Their works are all Parian marble, alabaster, porphyry, and royal cement; they treat of nothing but heroic deeds, mighty things, grave and difficult matters, and this in a crimson, alamode, rhetorical style.
The French servant, moreover, was expected to bring with him from Paris—none ever seemed to come from other parts of the country—a knowledge of the best and most recent “alamode” fashions, whether in dressing hair, making clothes, or preparing food.
The round of beef is the best piece to alamode -- the shoulder clod is good, and comes lower; it is also good stewed, without any spices.
_To boil peeping Chickens, the best and rarest way, alamode.
Once, I remember carrying my own bread (which I had brought from home in the morning) under my arm, wrapped in a piece of paper, like a book, and going to a famous alamode beef-house near Drury Lane, and ordering a small plate of that delicacy to eat with it.
Once, I remember carrying my own bread (which I had brought from home in the morning) under my arm, wrapped in a piece of paper, like a book, and going to a famous alamode beef-house near Drury Lane, and ordering a 'small plate' of that delicacy to eat with it.
But she was a kindly soul, who had not forgotten the gift of my Lady Squander's pink alamode.
Her Ladyship's pink alamode, that Major D---- spilt a dish of chocolate over, she gave to me for carrying a note; and I gave it to Mary (she was Mary Baker then), -- for
Do not suffer it to become dry, as alamode beef is a rich stew, not a baked meat.
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