from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fabrics used for women's and children's frocks or gowns.


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  • It is very important to cut linings and dress-goods on the same thread of the goods.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • Fortunately summer dress-goods cost little, and there were but few of the girls who had not compassed a new six-cent muslin, or at least "done up" an old one into crisp freshness.

    Joyce's Investments A Story for Girls

  • I have forgotten to tell you that among the latter were old-fashioned dress-goods, taxed cloth, linen, satin, and some silk.

    Armenian Literature

  • England, has a noted manufacture of muslins and fine dress-goods.

    Up To Date Business Home Study Circle Library Series (Volume II.)

  • But the counter, facing the shelves of dress-goods for the women, is free of obstructions, and its surface is worn smooth and polished by the years of unrolling of bolts of cloth, while at every quarter-yard along the counter's rear edge is a shining brass tack-head -- the yardstick of the department.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • "I'll not ask you to wait," and she stopped the car in front of a dress-goods store.

    The Motor Girls

  • At the dress-goods counter there was a neat little stack of pamphlets entitled "In the World of Fashion."

    Half Portions

  • An aisle-man in the dress-goods department, a magnificent creature in a braided morning-coat, directed her to the counter she asked for, spoke eloquently of woolen voiles, picked up her bag, and remarked, "Yes, we do manage to keep it cool here, even on the hottest days."

    The Job An American Novel

  • I'm a dress-goods man myself, only I've grown up under Kendrick & Company's roof and I've been watching other lines than my own.

    The Twenty-Fourth of June

  • "You might take Carson, assistant buyer for the dress-goods department, with you," suggested Henderson after a little consideration.

    The Twenty-Fourth of June


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