from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman's fur tippet, fastened at the neck
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman's fur tippet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fur tippet having long narrow ends, worn by women.
- n. A kind of peach.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And could it be explained otherwise than by cheerfully acknowledging the bounty of an overruling Providence that Nancy Wentworth should have had a new winter dress for the first time in five years -- a winter dress of dark brown cloth to match her beaver muff and victorine?
A winnowing machine stood close beside her, and to relieve her suspense she gently moved the handle; whereupon a cloud of wheat husks flew out into her face, and covered her clothes and bonnet, and stuck into the fur of her victorine.
As Elizabeth neither assented nor dissented Donald Farfrae began blowing her back hair, and her side hair, and her neck, and the crown of her bonnet, and the fur of her victorine, Elizabeth saying, "O, thank you," at every puff.
This was enough; and the next morning Farfrae might have been discovered driving his gig out of Casterbridge in that direction, Elizabeth-Jane sitting beside him, wrapped in a thick flat fur -- the victorine of the period -- her complexion somewhat richer than formerly, and an incipient matronly dignity, which the serene Minerva-eyes of one "whose gestures beamed with mind" made becoming, settling on her face.
At one time she had a victorine about her neck and a wreath about her hair, then again, ornaments and a jacket on, and her hair neatly dressed with ribbons.
At another time she had a silk shawl, a victorine around her neck, a small crucifix attached to a necklace, and little ribbons above the wrists.
the front - i started with ledger paper and stamped with ink using a paper doily as a stencil, then i overstamped with a brighter blue with a stitching pattern stamp. i added a vintage snap card and the embossed scissors, needle and thread and thimble stamps by victorine originals, then glued on some vintage buttons.
the back - the same background as the front, with an embossed sewing machine by victorine originals details - vintage buttons, ribbons and fibers
a new winter dress for the first time in five years -- a winter dress of dark brown cloth to match her beaver muff and victorine?
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