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  • n. Plural form of nightdress.


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  • I just got a pair of leg warmers to wear with my shorter nightdresses around the house.

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  • There are long, meticulous lists of what it is advisable to bring—nightdresses, mittens, candles, shoe polish, eyeglasses—and what is not advisable—rugs, plants, books, matches.

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  • The remaining Hirschfeld girls crowd the top of the second story stairwell, still in their nightdresses, the older ones holding up the youngest so they can see.

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  • Frau Cohen carries in a stack of folded nightdresses, her sleeves rolled up, three strands of hair hanging over her eyes.

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  • But the most familiar sense of the word ‘Gothic’ is to be found in pop culture, where the term evokes principally the gothic novel or short story: an expression that should instantly bring to mind tales of vampires and werewolves, ghosts and goblins; nubile virgins in white nightdresses screaming their attractive heads off while telltale hearts beat beneath lace bodices and creaky floorboards.

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  • “It'll be funny,” Misty declares, moving from girl to sleeping girl, dispelling the contents into their hair, on their hands, nightdresses, sleeping bags.

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  • Gabrielle Josephine Crofton, a young woman in Illinois, had her better dresses made by a dressmaker but made her own nightdresses. 6 For many women, however, the cost of a professional dressmaker was prohibitive and they would have to choose between buying items and making them themselves.

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  • The screams brought the women who had been sleeping on the floor below racing up the stairs in their nightdresses.

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  • They try them on, laughing at one another, then falling silent as they stand, their masked faces suddenly foolish above the thick nightdresses.

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  • A wicked girl who hates wearing cotton panties or flannelette nightdresses buttoned up to the chin.

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