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  • n. Plural form of frock.


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  • Christians may be renowned for turning the other cheek but I'm not sure that calling them 'enslaved adherents' to a 'blood-soaked' religion, led by 'fascists in frocks' is a credible marketing tactic.

    Archive 2004-02-22

  • Also Black History month, International wimmins day, Eid, ramadan, LGTBGB day, month or YEAR, more stalls at festivals, gay pride marches etc advertising the wonderful breadth and diversity of diversity itself (especially those blokes in frocks and awful make up).

    Just To Show I Didn’t Make It Up…….. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • The BBC can't understand why American Christians aren't like the Church Of England, social workers in frocks who worry about debt, Fairtrade chocolate, the oppression of gay clergy and sustainable development initiatives proactively reaching out to the broad sections of the community on a multidisciplinary basis, while the Ten Commandments are broken daily on an industrial scale and the CofE's churches grow greyer and emptier.

    Archive 2004-10-31

  • I don't want my Polly to be loved for her clothes, but for herself; so wear the plain frocks mother took such pleasure in making for you, and let the panniers go.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • On the way we met several laborers just coming from the field, who looked as if life went well with them -- girls in short frocks with rake in hand, and boys comfortably smoking their clay pipes -- and received from all an honest German greeting.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 22, January, 1873

  • Between the two boards I found a portrait of an elderly woman -- her mother, no doubt -- and three photos of herself; two in short frocks and one with her hair in a plait when she was about seventeen.

    Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

  • The water-carriers were rough-looking bearded men who ran about in short frocks, shouting and rattling their brass cups, with dingy goatskin bottles lashed upon their backs.

    Christmas Light

  • 'Why, Lord!' he said once in the course of that afternoon's talk, 'when you were in short frocks, and I was over head and ears in love with you ----'

    Despair's Last Journey

  • "Last time I saw you, you were a kiddy in short frocks, running round and shouting to beat the band."

    Jill the Reckless

  • Why, it seems as 't were only t'other day as tha was runnin 'about in short frocks, an' now tha's growed up and gettin 'thasel' wed!

    The Atlantic Book of Modern Plays


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