from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The skirt of a riding-habit.
  • noun A separate skirt fastened around the waist over the other dress, worn by women in riding.


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  • She leaned forward under the flying steel, which cut through her riding-skirt, through the edge of the saddle, through the saddle cloth, and even slightly into the horse itself.

    Chapter 22

  • Nixon, out of caution perhaps to prevent escape, had muffled the extreme folds of the riding-skirt with which he was accoutred, around his ankles and under his feet, and there secured it with large corking-pins.


  • He was obliged, however, to retain his riding-skirt, and to reassume his mask.


  • The exquisite feminine beauty of her countenance, now shaded only by a profusion of sunny tresses; the sylph-like form, disencumbered of her heavy riding-skirt and mantled in azure silk; the grace of her manner and of her smile, cleared, with a celerity which surprised the Master himself, all the gloomy and unfavourable thoughts which had for some time overclouded his fancy.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • He remonstrated somewhat more vehemently against the long riding-skirt, which converted his person from the waist into the female guise, but was obliged to concede this point also.


  • I wish she would lift up that lang veil, or put off that riding-skirt, Doctor.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • She stood before him one afternoon in her black riding-habit and high silk riding-hat perched jauntily on her red-gold hair; and striking her riding-skirt with her short whip, pondering doubtfully as she listened.

    The Financier

  • And so she said nothing about the ear-ring, or the run that was to come off that week, or the riding-skirt, or a host of little things, including her promise to visit Bempton Lane.

    Mary Anerley

  • After a word with the woman who opened, she threw her riding-skirt over one arm, put the other through the bridle, and was now making straight for them.

    Australia Felix

  • Gertrude doffed her hat, and tucked up her riding-skirt, and sat down to

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.


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