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  • The terms were satisfactorily arranged, and I measured Mrs. Lincoln, took the dress with me, a bright rose-colored moire-antique, and returned the next day to fit it on her.

    Behind the scenes,

  • Lincoln looked elegant in her rose-colored moire-antique.

    Behind the scenes,

  • I was wearing a white wig with a large black lace cap, and a gown of black moire-antique trimmed with flounces and hanging sleeves of an abominable material known as black Chantilly lace.

    The Days Before Yesterday

  • Her stout, rich black _moire-antique_ gown rustled severely; the yellow ostrich feather in her bonnet waved majestically.

    A Fair Barbarian

  • She still wore moire-antique dresses and gold chains; and if the dresses were of more simple fashion, and the chains were less obtrusively displayed, she had to thank Mr. Sheldon for the refinement in her taste.

    Birds of Prey

  • She was a woman who thought that the perfection of feminine costume was a moire-antique dress and a conspicuous gold chain.

    Birds of Prey

  • Mrs. Weldon in her violet moire-antique and family diamonds, went through the stately parlors once more to assure herself that everything was _au fait_.

    The Fatal Glove

  • She has a pleasing dark face, wore a black velvet head-dress and white carnelian ear-rings, a black moire-antique silk made high in the neck, with white lace falling sleeves and white gloves.

    Music and Some Highly Musical People

  • There she stood in her rich evening dress of purple moire-antique, with the bandeau of diamonds encircling her night-black hair.

    Ishmael In the Depths

  • She was aroused by the entrance of Mrs. Middleton -- Mrs. Middleton in full carriage-dress -- robe and mantle of mauve-colored moire-antique, a white lace bonnet with mauve-colored flowers, and white kid gloves finished at the wrists with mauve ribbon quillings.

    Ishmael In the Depths

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