Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of chemise.

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Examples

  • In the gilt-edged wardrobe I found rows of new gowns, crisp white chemises, gauzy petticoats, whalebone corsets watered silk!

    Exit the Actress

  • This morning, Mother had still not come out of her room; Grandfather stomped off to the Exchange himself and returned with three books used; a block of lemon castle-soap; cloth for: new chemises, summer and winter drawers, and woollen skirts for us; and a new cambric handkerchief for Mother.

    Exit the Actress

  • Part of the difficulty of the job must have been the emotional component that required her to act the part of an equal — a daughter or a friend — while bringing Woolf food on a tray and washing her chemises.

    Imperfect Union

  • This morning, Mother had still not come out of her room; Grandfather stomped off to the Exchange himself and returned with three books used; a block of lemon castle-soap; cloth for: new chemises, summer and winter drawers, and woollen skirts for us; and a new cambric handkerchief for Mother.

    Exit the Actress

  • Part of the difficulty of the job must have been the emotional component that required her to act the part of an equal — a daughter or a friend — while bringing Woolf food on a tray and washing her chemises.

    Imperfect Union

  • I look up at all these delicate French women and am afraid of crushing them, or at the very least ruffling their delicate chemises.

    Escapade

  • Women as recently as the 50's wore chemises (slips), bras or corsets (which are comfortable when they fit right), corset covers, tights or bloomers, petticoats, and only then dresses or skirts & blouses.

    Clothing in the Garden

  • She made little corset covers and chemises of fine but fairly inexpensive lawns, and, with simple flowered designs and perfect laundering, her nightgowns were always sweetly fresh and dainty.

    CHAPTER IV

  • Men wore longjohns, women wore chemises and petticoats.

    The Long, Modest Gowns Painted by Peter Severin Kroyer (1851-1909)

  • In the gilt-edged wardrobe I found rows of new gowns, crisp white chemises, gauzy petticoats, whalebone corsets watered silk!

    Exit the Actress

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