from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wearing a kirtle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Wearing a kirtle.

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  • adjective Wearing a kirtle.


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kirtle +‎ -ed


  • Yelling their uncouth dirge, long danced the kirtled clan.

    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

  • It was getting dark, and here they all were, standing in the woods with their bundles and children, watching this-this bally conflagration going on, and all of us dancing round barefoot with our shifts kirtled up, hooting like gibbons and covered with soot.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • And he could see that the two girls had taken long enough to lace their bodices tight, pull up their blouses, and drop their skirts where they were usually kirtled up to show their ankles.

    Take A Thief

  • "We must work together," Mother Superior had said firmly, and so here they were, knight's daughter and villien's son, robes and tunics kirtled up above the knee, wielding shovels with a will.

    Fiddler Fair

  • She had kirtled her gown high to keep the hem from getting muddied, but that only let the wind get at her legs.

    Fiddler Fair

  • Who among all the short-kirtled damsels of all the eclogues will match us this fair, lithe, witty, capricious, mirthful, buxom Rosalind?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

  • Around this spot were assembled a band of kirtled Greeks, provided with ropes, ladders, and flambeaux.

    Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833

  • When the silver-kirtled day steps over the twilight's bars;

    The Watchman and Other Poems

  • But there came a day to him when he missed the deer, and caught a glimpse instead of the divine huntress, Diana, high-buskined, short-kirtled, speeding with her hounds through the lonely woodland, and his thoughts ran no more on venison for that day.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • There had been that one flash, no more, and even that had not been answered by any growl of thunder; the storm did not at once move up and the heavens above were still clear and sunny by day, and starry-kirtled at night.



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