from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's formal dress. Also called evening dress.
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- n. a gown for evening wear
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That she was slave, the essence and perfection of the female, was what made her such an extraordinary, special, incomparable object of desire, and that would be so whether she were kneeling in a ta-teera, clad in an evening gown or concealed from head to toe in the dark haik of the Tahira, peeping out through a tiny screen of black lace.