from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., the uniform prescribed to be worn on occasions of ceremony.


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  • Preteens clustered near the church door, joking with the police officers, whose dress-uniform caps stayed crisp in the rain.

    Burial for a King

  • The door signal buzzed as Reyes was making a final check of his dress-uniform decorations.


  • Filippovich, the Postmaster, Luka Lukich, Dobchinsky and Bobchinsky in full dress-uniform.

    The Inspector-General

  • BATF carels, manned by tax-collection agents of the Bureau of Access Time Functions, carefully clad in dress-uniform red, lined the route into and out of Primary Precinct.

    Ripping Time

  • Odo had acquired, at twenty-two, a nobility of carriage not incompatible with the boyish candour of his gaze, and becomingly set off by the brilliant dress-uniform of a lieutenant in one of the provincial regiments.

    The Valley of Decision

  • Visits of ceremony are made in full dress-uniform for an officer and evening costume for a civilian.

    Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life

  • Some of the generals and colonels were in their hussar dress-uniform, which is not only exceedingly becoming to a well-formed man, but also extremely splendid and costly.

    Paris as It Was and as It Is


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