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  • Why, say, when I was to Sir Tummas 'dressin'-room dis afternoon -- "

    The Intrusion of Jimmy

  • An' so, ye see we swing back t'dressin' like Zorro...1, 2, 3.

    Epee, groin attacks of love & fencing Death

  • It was after the second number, and I'd made a dash into the gents 'dressin' room to see if my white tie showed any symptoms of ridin 'up in the back, and I'd just strolled out into the entrance hall again, watchin' the push straggle in, when who should show up through the double doors but a tall, lanky young chap with lop ears and a nose one was bound to remember.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • I'd met her a couple o 'times in the hall -- pale little mite, hardly big as a baby, but pleasant-spoken, an' with a way o 'dressin' herself in shabby clo'es that made the other women in the house look like bundles tied up careless.

    Friendship Village

  • You've a very pretty foot -- an 'I like your face -- an' your way o 'dressin', if you weren't so sad-coloured.

    Shining Ferry

  • Wall, I laid out to git a good dinner, that wuz my calm intention; and I sent out Josiah Allen to ketch two plump pullets, I a-layin 'out to stuff 'em with the particular kind of dressin' that Thomas J. is partial to.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • I d'know as I see anything wrong in his kind of dressin 'up to the nines, as you may say.

    The Lady of the Aroostook

  • "So that," rejoined the diver, "if it caught me in the middle o 'dressin', me and my mate would be drownded."

    Under the Waves Diving in Deep Waters

  • "I'd a knack o 'dressin'," pursued the egregious Mrs. Transom, "an 'nice eyes an' hair.

    I Saw Three Ships and Other Winter Tales

  • She'll ketch her death o 'cold gittin' up an 'dressin', now she's got all warmed through. "

    Meadow Grass Tales of New England Life

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