kissing-strings love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capor bonnet-strings tied under the chin.


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  • Joan and Madge and Mysie, with their blooming cheeks, and their kissing-strings new for the occasion, stared as if their strange sister was but half endowed with mother wit; and Lady Staneholme hesitated until Adam Home uttered his short, emphatic "As she pleases, mother," while the flush flew to his forehead, and his firm lip shook.

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • To name the various articles by their appropriate names, would be to attempt things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme; besides that the old-fashioned terms of manteaus, sacques, kissing-strings, and so forth, would convey but little information even to the milliners of the present day.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian


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