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wedding-clothes

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Garments made for the occasion of a wedding, especially those of the bride or the bridegroom, and either worn at the ceremony and festivities, or prepared as necessary for the changed conditions of life.

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Examples

  • Crosbie — “that he had to pay for my wedding-clothes.”

    The Small House at Allington

  • The day after he heard of the engagement Uncle Bat went to town, and, on his return, he gave Gertrude �0 to buy her wedding-clothes, and half that sum to her mother, in order that the thing might go off, as he expressed himself, ‘slip-slap, and no mistake.’

    The Three Clerks

  • For they insist on having all their wedding-clothes made for them first, exactly like those which they used to have in the other world, and that without being measured for them.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • And just then the train it commenced to pull out, and the conductor jumped on with my valise and bandbox, and the last I seen of the old gentleman he was still a-squirming around in them Indian peaches in his wedding-clothes, trying to get on his feet, and still a-yelling.

    A Special Providence

  • Marie will be married as soon as she gets well enough to see about wedding-clothes.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • Meanwhile, Mr. Muller and the wedding-clothes were facts.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • "What would become of all the wedding-clothes for everybody else?"

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • So Frank took my wedding-clothes and things and made a bundle of them, so that I should not be traced, and dropped them away somewhere where no one could find them.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • ‘My mother was received by her friend with kindness; and the day after our arrival, they went to the bazaar to make purchases of the wedding-clothes, whilst I roamed about, gaping at everything, and listening to the speeches of those who were gathered together on the market-place.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • Miss Margaret is going to be married, and you are to make the wedding-clothes. '

    The Doll and Her Friends or Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina

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