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  • Behind Mr. Symes, wide-eyed and solemn, and transformed nearly past recognition by a hobble skirt and "kimona" sleeves, stood Mr.. Symes with the growing feeling of complacent aloofness which comes from being the wife of a great man.

    The Lady Doc

  • I laugh every time I hear her swank out the syllables, “He bought each Momma / a platinum piana / a gold-lined kimona / and a diamond-studded Hispana.”

    Living With Music: A Playlist by Liesl Schillinger - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I laugh every time I hear her swank out the syllables, “He bought each Momma / a platinum piana / a gold-lined kimona / and a diamond-studded Hispana.”

    Living With Music: A Playlist by Liesl Schillinger - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I always sleep in a Japanese kimona to be ready for emergencies, and soon bound up his head, and slept again, to be awoke early by another deluge.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Gloria, wrapped in a warm kimona, came into the chilly room and taking up the telephone receiver called Joseph Bloeckman.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • Half an hour later a very large man in a kimona came along and gave them flowers from the south Pacific.

    Hollywood and the Movies

  • So it was decided the kimona should be white eiderdown and bound with pink satin ribbon and Rosemary and Sarah and Shirley went shopping one afternoon after school and bought the materials.

    Rosemary

  • The kimona was finished without further mishap and packed away in the Christmas box.

    Rosemary

  • Mrs. Willis wrote that the fur coat and the kimona had made her the envy of the whole sanatorium and she was so proud of them both that she cried whenever she looked at them!

    Rosemary

  • They work with head and arms bare, each wearing a loose gown resembling a Japanese kimona without sleeves.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

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  • A loose robe or night gown worn mostly by females. A derivation (misprononciation) of the Japanese term "kimono" referring to the traditional Japanese wide-sleeved robe-like article of clothing.

    July 16, 2009