from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A maker of official robes, as for clergymen, university dignitaries, and others.
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I took him to a robe-maker to have something made up, a short tunic proper to his age, and a red shoulder-cloak.
So I found the best robe-maker (there were so many Persians in camp, that craftsmen followed them) and he made it with the real elaborate drapings.
The shop of the royal robe-maker had been at work two days and a night upon my tragic robe.
Divinity to speak, but does not presume to employ his person; the majesty of Infinitude utters itself, but no robe-maker undertakes to dress it for the occasion.
Do we see in our minds eye what Webb or any other robe-maker could pattern?
It is true your brother was troublesome when in liquor, but this we always overlooked, knowing it was not his fault, and, aside from liquor, he was a good man � a good robe-maker, whom the chief of the post thought a great deal of.
There were Mr. Harris, the law-stationer, and Mr. Jennings, the robe-maker (two jolly young fellows like himself), and Jones, the barrister's clerk -- rum fellow that Jones -- capital company -- full of anecdote!