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  • n. Plural form of habiliment.


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  • Sammy gave it a sharp glance, then another, and then held the book at arm's length, regarding Robinson's goatskin habiliments over the rims of his spectacles.

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • It was full of pictures – illustrations depicting the adventures and vicissitudes of a fortunate unfortunate, whose desert island has been the paradise of thousands, whose goatskin habiliments have been more worthy of envy than kingly purple, whose hairy cap has been more significant of monarchy than any crown.

    That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story

  • And we doubt not, while we are clothed in habiliments of mourning in his behalf; while our pillars, and pulpits, and rostrums are draped; while our minute guns are firing, our flags are at half mast, and we are pronouncing his eulogies, he is dressed in the royal robes of his exalted Master, and is joining the great orchestra of heaven in paeans of victory.

    A Memorial Discourse on the Character of Abraham Lincoln

  • But for the badge of princehood, the fringed ribbon dependent from a gem-crusted annulet over each temple, his habiliments were the same as the Pharaoh's.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • The figure was tall and gaunt, and shrouded from head to foot in the habiliments of the grave.


  • The quickness with which Catnach and his assistants transformed the news of the day into Catnachian habiliments was wonderful.

    James Catnach, Ballad-monger, Part 2

  • β€œTo their love of fame,” said the philosopher; and retreated backwards out of the royal apartment, as the officers of the wardrobe entered to complete the investment of the Emperor in his Imperial habiliments.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • The first of these habiliments added apparently to her stature, and the other served to conceal the lower part of her face, and as the hat itself was slouched, little could be seen besides two brown cheek-bones, and the eyes of swarthy fire, that gleamed from under two shaggy gray eyebrows.

    The Abbot

  • Louise remained an instant or two in the chapel, and presently reappeared in a mantle of coarse grey cloth, in which she had closely muffled herself, having put such of her more gaudy habiliments as she had time to take off in the little basket which had before held her ordinary attire.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Clement, no longer wearing his monastic habiliments, but wrapped in a frieze mantle and having a Highland cap on his head.

    The Fair Maid of Perth


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