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  • Besides, I don't want my perfume, my lipstick, and my gold-lace evening suit to be only as good as my imagination.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Only when I came upon this coast as a very little boy, and without knowing anything about it, they say that I had very wonderful buttons of gold upon a linen dress, adorned with gold-lace, which I used to wear on Sundays.

    Mary Anerley

  • Captain Crowe had taken off a blue suit of clothes strongly guarded with bars of broad gold-lace, in order to honour the nuptials of his friend.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • Perhaps in Richmond or some state capitol the gold-lace exponents did appear in tasteful and well-tailored gray with the proper insignia of rank.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!

  • But the cap'n also knows as how you can't be too big a gold-lace officer when you're behind the enemy lines with men on the run.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!

  • There was a splendid table-service, and a noble array of footmen, some of them in plain clothes, and others wearing the town-livery, richly decorated with gold-lace, and themselves excellent specimens of the blooming young-manhood of Britain.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863

  • Our poor half-genius vibrates miserably between truth and the dinner-pot, comes back from his apocalypse, and cries for admiration, gold-lace, hair-powder, and wine.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • There, too, was the bridegroom, dressed in a fine purple coat, and gold-lace waistcoat, with as much other finery as the Puritan laws and customs would allow him to put on.

    Sanders' Union Fourth Reader

  • There, too, was the bridegroom, dressed in a fine purple coat and gold-lace waistcoat, with as much other finery as the Puritan laws and customs would allow him to put on.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • Cathedral; it had the royal banner of Great Britain displayed, besides being decorated with a number of other flags; and many footmen (who are universally the grandest and gaudiest objects to be seen in England at this day, and these were regal ones, in a bright scarlet livery bedizened with gold-lace, and white silk stockings) were in attendance.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

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