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.
“Crosbie — “that he had to pay for my wedding-clothes.””
“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.’”
“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.”
“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.”
“Marie will be married as soon as she gets well enough to see about wedding-clothes.”
“Meanwhile, Mr. Muller and the wedding-clothes were facts.”
“What would become of all the wedding-clothes for everybody else?”
“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.”
“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.”
“Miss Margaret is going to be married, and you are to make the wedding-clothes. ”
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