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  • n. Plural form of partlet.

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Examples

  • Children are only led to accept the one after their delectation over the other: let us take care lest our readers skip both; and so let us bring them on quickly — our wolves and lambs, our foxes and lions, our roaring donkeys, our billing ringdoves, our motherly partlets, and crowing chanticleers.

    The Newcomes

  • Two or three go sidling off, waiting till their spurs be grown; and then the crowd of partlets comes, chattering how their lord has dreamed, and crowed at two in the morning, and praying that the old brown rat would only dare to face him.

    Lorna Doone

  • Moreover there be divers, that to the intent to shew their grace and feature, wil cast off their partlets, collars, habiliments, fronts, cornets and krippins, and doe more delight to shew the fairnesse of their skinne, than to deck themselves up in gold and pretious stones.

    The Golden Asse

  • Armour; brasses of ladies, with their little dogs at their feet and dresses which show the changes in fashion from century to century and make clear all the mysteries of kirtles and cotte-hardies, wimples and partlets and farthingales and the head-dresses appropriate to each successive mode.

    Medieval People

  • And when thou find thy partlets rags, burden not me withal.

    Clare Avery A Story of the Spanish Armada

  • Lucrece lacketh both a hood and a napron, and thine own partlets have not yet so much as the first stitch set in them.

    Clare Avery A Story of the Spanish Armada

  • Mistress Grena's partlets, and reckon up every crack in the kitchen trenchers; but there's nought 'll keep 'em out, even to you coming,

    All's Well Alice's Victory

  • The Wazir bade note against each man the number of chickens which pertained to him, and after two months, he took the old partlets and the cockerels, and there came to him from each man some half a score, and he left the young partlets with them.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Children are only led to accept the one after their delectation over the other: let us take care lest our readers skip both; and so let us bring them on quickly -- our wolves and lambs, our foxes and lions, our roaring donkeys, our billing ringdoves, our motherly partlets, and crowing chanticleers.

    The Newcomes

  • I forgot to take your orders about your poultry; the partlets have not laid since I went, for little chanticleer

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1

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