Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mourning-costumeless somberthan full ordeep mourning.
- n. A butterfly, Papilio galatea, having yellowish wings spotted with black and white.
“It also became the Victorian colour for half-mourning.”
“The costumes were stunning, particularly a lavendar and black dress that Victoria wore when she was in half-mourning.”
“Deep mourning, for example, for a widow might be two years, followed by a period of half-mourning.”
“She went nimbly round and round the beds of anemones, tulips, jonquils, polyanthuses, and other old-fashioned flowers, looking a very charming figure in her half-mourning bonnet, and with an incomplete nosegay in her left hand.”
“Caroline be married in half-mourning; I am sure that mother, could she know, would not wish it, and it is odd that Caroline should be so intractably persistent on this point, when she is usually so yielding.”
“When he laid aside his black, his whiskers, too, went into a sort of half-mourning, and appeared in grey.”
“He dresses in half-mourning always, and never wears any jewelry, but strictly shuns all society, and prefers uncivilized regions.”
“And silent was that half-mourning dinner in the heat.”
“Margaret was no more curious than she was, Helen thought, as the maid came in with hot water and towels and began to lay out her clothes, half-mourning now, a lilac satin over a white slip decorated with white ruching and silk violets.”
“Most of the year it was empty; sitting like a prim Victorian lady, its slate roof in the mauve of half-mourning, on ill-tended lawns midway between the station and Carne Abbey.”
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