Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The skirt of a riding-habit.
- n. A separate skirt fastened around the waist over the other dress, worn by women in riding.
“She leaned forward under the flying steel, which cut through her riding-skirt, through the edge of the saddle, through the saddle cloth, and even slightly into the horse itself.”
“The exquisite feminine beauty of her countenance, now shaded only by a profusion of sunny tresses; the sylph-like form, disencumbered of her heavy riding-skirt and mantled in azure silk; the grace of her manner and of her smile, cleared, with a celerity which surprised the Master himself, all the gloomy and unfavourable thoughts which had for some time overclouded his fancy.”
“I wish she would lift up that lang veil, or put off that riding-skirt, Doctor.”
“Nixon, out of caution perhaps to prevent escape, had muffled the extreme folds of the riding-skirt with which he was accoutred, around his ankles and under his feet, and there secured it with large corking-pins.”
“He was obliged, however, to retain his riding-skirt, and to reassume his mask.”
“He remonstrated somewhat more vehemently against the long riding-skirt, which converted his person from the waist into the female guise, but was obliged to concede this point also.”
“And so she said nothing about the ear-ring, or the run that was to come off that week, or the riding-skirt, or a host of little things, including her promise to visit Bempton Lane.”
“She stood before him one afternoon in her black riding-habit and high silk riding-hat perched jauntily on her red-gold hair; and striking her riding-skirt with her short whip, pondering doubtfully as she listened.”
“After a word with the woman who opened, she threw her riding-skirt over one arm, put the other through the bridle, and was now making straight for them.”
“Gertrude doffed her hat, and tucked up her riding-skirt, and sat down to”
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