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  • Vast numbers of people - some in uniform, a sight never seen in London normally as members of the Armed Forces haven't been allowed to wear their uniforms in public since the start of the IRA bombings more than three decades ago - some in national dress Scotsmen in kilts, Africans in great robes, sheiks in flowing headgear, most in morning-dress and general elegance...the HATS, oh the lovely, glorious HATS!

    An extraordinary day...

  • The Topham Sawyers had just come down to breakfast; Mrs.T. in her large dust-colored morning-dress and Madonna front (she looks rather scraggy of a morning, but I promise you her ringlets and figure will stun you of an evening); and having read the note, the following dialogue passed: —

    A Little Dinner at Timmins’s

  • With the exception of the Marquis, all the men were in sombre and solemn morning-dress, with hats like black chimney-pots; the little Doctor especially, with the addition of his black spectacles, looked like an undertaker in a farce.

    The Man Who Was Thursday

  • I exclaimed suddenly, as looking up from by block-book I saw the figure of a slight man in the careless morning-dress of a gentleman, crossing the ruinous bridge in my direction, with considerable caution, upon the precarious footing of the battlement, which alone offered an unbroken passage.

    Uncle Silas

  • It wasn't that she was especially pretty, but in her white morning-dress, with lace about her throat and her fair hair drawn back from her face, I thought she was the delicatest, softest, finest thing of man - or woman-kind I ever say.

    Stories by American Authors, Volume 1

  • _Fig. 2d_ is a morning-dress, that would be very pretty to copy for a bridal wardrobe.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • It was a still, sultry day, and Miss Whittaker, her habitual pallor deepened by the oppressive heat, was sitting alone in a white morning-dress, languidly fanning aside at once the droning flies and her equally importunate thoughts.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1867

  • And then the speaker threw off his disguise-cloak, and appeared in morning-dress.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, October 22, 1892

  • Georgy walked before me in the narrow path, and I followed closely, watching her fine free movements, the charm of her figure in its plain white morning-dress bound at the waist with a purple ribbon.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • Hitty was in the garden; her white morning-dress shone among the roses, and the morning air had flushed her pale cheek; she looked fair and delicate and gracious; but her helpless ignorance of the world's ways and usages attracted the world-hardened man more than her face.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

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