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  • n. Plural form of lappet.


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  • Some of the choicest specimens of old Brussels are shown in the now discarded "lappets," which when a lace head-piece and lappets were part of every gentlewoman's costume, were actually regulated by Sumptuary

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • It was specially suitable to the lawns and muslins of the eighteenth century, but little of this lace is left owing, no doubt, to its great favour except the ubiquitous "lappets," for which it was no doubt "the Queen of

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • Various other objects from the tomb, including the stole (note the narrowness characteristic for the time) and the cingulum, the cuffs of the gauntlets, crosses from the pallium, and the lappets of the mitre:

    Catholic Bamberg: The Vestments of Pope Clement II and Other Treasures from the Diocesan Museum

  • White veils or lace lappets must be worn with the feathers.

    The Court Presentation | Edwardian Promenade

  • A lady about to be presented at Court must appear, if a spinster with two, and if married with three, feathers disposed on her head so that they are visible from the front, and with two long lappets of tulle or lace two yards in length flowing from the back of the hair.

    Coming Out

  • “Because you can see my lappets in it,” said Madame

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • Devoid of attractions or of amiable manners, Madame Guillaume commonly decorated her head — that of a woman near on sixty — with a cap of a particular and unvarying shape, with long lappets, like that of a widow.

    At the Sign of the Cat and Racket

  • Coralie, who was the chief dancer, and found no fault with the attendant nymphs, in their trains, and lappets, and powder.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Mossrose burst out laughing, and the tailor walked majestically from the shop, with both hands stuck between the lappets of his coat.

    Mens Wives

  • She had laid aside her bonnet, and now appeared in a highly aristocratic and classical cap, meeting beneath her chin: a style of headdress so admirably adapted to her countenance, that if the late Mr Grimaldi had appeared in the lappets of

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit


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