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  • n. clothing worn for doing manual labor


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  • Just this morning my man came downstairs in the work-clothes I pressed for him the night before talking about why he love me, why he can't get enough of me.

    t Enough

  • He was taller and thinner than the local Mayans, and was dressed in dun work-clothes and a frayed canvas belt that might have been military in origin and his boots were half-unlaced in a way that somehow seemed filthy and debauched.

    Gansevoort Ridge

  • The whole idea of summer reading is to shed your literary work-clothes, to lighten your usual reading load, to go on vacation from a certain kind of book.

    Summer reading

  • The Grapes of Wrath humanized the plight of the Okies, who lost everything in a natural disaster, the drought and wind storms that turned the wheat farms of Oklahoma -- where my grandparents would later start and fold a work-clothes business -- into The Dust Bowl.

    Doug Levitt: The Unblogged and Unpolled: A View by Greyhound

  • On to Kaplan Brothers work-clothes store; my first time there.

    Thursday, My Love!

  • At the bar, for example, there were mainly men in blue work-clothes or old men from the surrounding district who came in for their glass of red wine.

    Maigret and the Killer

  • So the work-clothes were not forgotten when my trunk was packed.

    The American Missionary — Volume 42, No. 11, November, 1888

  • "We must keep on our work-clothes, for our life is not done; but your clothes are for holiday, because your tasks are over," said the branches.

    A Child's Story Garden

  • On the step next to the top one, some one was waiting -- a person dressed in work-clothes, with big, soiled hands, and an unshaven face.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

  • His first thought was his boots -- expecting to find them under his stretcher, and himself in flannels; but he had them still on, and also his work-clothes, humanity to the sick in the first stages not being in the Colmoor code.

    The Lord of the Sea

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