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  • n. Plural form of hammercloth.

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Examples

  • Forth from the frigid mews come easily swinging carriages guided by short – legged coachmen in flaxen wigs, deep sunk into downy hammercloths, and up behind mount luscious Mercuries bearing sticks of state and wearing cocked hats broadwise, a spectacle for the angels.

    Bleak House

  • The sun blazed on nodding ostrich plumes, gold embroidered hammercloths, dazzling liveries, powdered heads, and splendid horses in quaint harness, rich with gold and jewels.

    The Car of Destiny

  • The vice descends in society, -- the middle classes strive to ape the patrician orders; they flourish crests, liveries, and hammercloths; their daughters must learn "accomplishments" -- see "society" -- ride and drive -- frequent operas and theatres.

    Thrift

  • Forth from the frigid mews come easily swinging carriages guided by short-legged coachmen in flaxen wigs, deep sunk into downy hammercloths, and up behind mount luscious Mercuries bearing sticks of state and wearing cocked hats broadwise, a spectacle for the angels.

    Bleak House

  • Forth from the frigid mews come easily swinging carriages guided by short-legged coachmen in flaxen wigs, deep sunk into downy hammercloths, and up behind mount luscious

    Bleak House

  • If the day be a fine one at the height of the season, and London happen to be wearing otherwise the brilliancy of supreme fashion -- with beautiful dandies at the club-windows, and chariots ascending the sunny slope freighted with wigged and flowered coachmen, great armorial hammercloths, powdered, appended footmen, dowagers and débutantes -- then the rattling, flashing, prancing cavalcade of the long detachment of the Household troops strikes one as the official expression of a thoroughly well-equipped society.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

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