from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of cassimere.
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Then she seized hold of the pendent casimere and dragged away with a hearty good-will.
The remainder of his costume consisted of a black cloth roundabout, threadbare and dirty; a pair of black casimere pantaloons, very tight about the legs and burst open in several places; and a pair of moccasins on his feet, adorned with beads and patches of red flannel.
The dress is a long robe of very fine white casimere, a thick black crape veil, and long rosary.
Had Mr Sawbridge made his appearance in uniform it might have been different, but that a plain-looking man, with black whiskers, shaggy hair, and old blue frock-coat and yellow casimere waistcoat, should venture to address him in such a manner, was quite incomprehensible; -- he calls me mad, thought