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“He was a great, tall, bristling Orson of a fellow, full six feet and some inches in his stockings, and arrayed in a red flannel hunting-shirt.”
“She hadn't changed, bar the rheumatics from which she could get relief only by cocking a foot up on the table — damned unnerving it was, to have her boot beside your cup, and a great lean shank in red flannel among the muffins. 9”
“When interviewed in his private consulting-room, he presents himself in a black merino dressing-gown girt about with a red cord, in red slippers, a red flannel waistcoat,”
“I have accomplished this while still wearing my red flannel pajamas, the ones with the revealing snap-fly in the bottoms.”
“Alice and the Mouse had pistols in their belts, large old flint-locks, with bits of red flannel behind the flints.”
“Next day we made a Union Jack out of pocket-handkerchiefs and part of a red flannel petticoat of the White Mouse's, which she did not want just then, and some blue ribbon we got at the village shop.”
“We did not bother to dress up much for the hunting expedition – just cocked hats and lath swords; and we tied a card on to H. O.'s chest with "Moat House Fox-Hunters" on it; and we tied red flannel round all the dogs 'necks to show they were fox-hounds.”
“(By permission of Messrs Macmillan & Co.) for example, the use of red flannel by old-fashioned folk with which to tie up sore throats -- red having once been supposed to be a colour very angatonistic to evil spirits; so much so that at one time red cloth hung in the patient's room was much employed as a cure for smallpox!”
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Several of these words may seem misspelled. I copied them that way from the primary source in which I found the list: Salem Gazette, Thursday, Nov. 29, 1781.
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