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  • n. Plural form of pinafore.


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  • And so, in pinafores and pigtails, she plays with little boys and likes and dislikes according to her organic need.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • I was quite an old girl when she was a little thing in pinafores.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • Most of my childhood was outfitted exclusively in her creations, I owned nary a store-bought item of clothing in favor of her beautifully smocked pinafores, which is probably the reason I don’t much like wearing pants to this day.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Mark Thompson's old-money/good taste New England sets are impressive, as are the costumes — even the schoolgirl's maroon pinafores look right.

    An Embarrassment of Riches

  • I am looking at buying bed linens from the thrift store to use as aprons (pinafores) and slips to protect the "fashion" fabric.

    Light Yellow Cotton Dress

  • I send patterns of the pinafores, the smallest pattern would make a gown of my choice, when dare you wear such

    Letter 168

  • They sit demurely in their uniforms, with white pinafores, some wearing mob caps, hair parted in the middle, hands spread in front of their stomachs: murderers and thieves, some of the latter sentenced to savage prison terms for the most minor of crimes.

    Records of Victorian women murderers and thieves placed online

  • And in our lives there is nothing fairer and more joyful to look back upon than those same little pigtails and pinafores.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  •  The husband and wife dress her in white pinafores with eyelet lace, pink dresses, lace bonnets.

    Diary of a Lost Girl

  • Everyone else is costumed for school or for work, like the housewives in their dustcoats and pinafores; the soldier lying upside down as if discarded on the battlefield is still dressed for war.

    The big picture: Blackpool beach, 1948


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