Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loose upper garment of washable material worn by women while dressing. Also dressing-sack.
“Before him stood his aunt in a nightcap adorned with a broad red ribbon, and in a white dressing-jacket.”
“The figure of the good old lady in her nightcap and dressing-jacket, with her long face and scared expression, was certainly very comic.”
“As soon as she reached her own room she threw off her dress, let down her hair, and in her petticoat and white dressing-jacket hastily sat down to the table to write a letter like”
“She looked a long time, then she rose, changed her dress for a dressing-jacket, and took up Sesame and Lilies.”
“She wore an old, sack-like dressing-jacket of black silk pinned across her breast.”
“He was so astounded that he forgot to put on his coat, and received her as he was, in his everlasting pink-wadded dressing-jacket.”
“She always wore a white cap and a white dressing-jacket.”
“She wore a dressing-jacket, her feet were in slippers, her face painted, and her hair was in dozens of small plaits.”
“She had removed the handkerchief, and had put on a little cap with pink ribbons, and a maroon dressing-jacket, daintily fulled at the neck and sleeves.”
“He had heard strange stories of an abusive old man in his dotage, who contrived to make it very unpleasant for any representative of the bank sent up to his bedroom to get documents signed, and was therefore surprised to see an alert, hawk-eyed old gentleman, with a skull-cap and a dressing-jacket, sitting up in bed in a small turret bedroom, smiling, and almost genial.”
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