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  • n. Alternative spelling of shirtwaist.


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  • In a quarter of the time it would have taken her she saw the shirt-waist safely ironed, and ironed as well as she could have done it, as Martin made her grant.

    Chapter 34

  • To her astonishment (and it was something that she never ceased from relating to her dying day), she saw Martin Eden seize an iron from the stove and throw a fancy shirt-waist on the ironing-board.

    Chapter 34

  • He knew none of the details of women's dress, and he saw none of the details of her neat shirt-waist and well-cut tailor suit.

    Chapter VI

  • A simple skirt and shirt-waist of some sort of wash-goods set off her trim figure with a hint of elegant womanhood that was new to him.

    Chapter 18

  • All the years she had seen her mother dressed in a shirt-waist dress, high heels and nylons evaporated before her.

    The Black Hole

  • I'm so glad I'm not the only one in love with the shirt-waist.

    The More the Merrier! - A Dress A Day

  • She dressed herself in a worn shirt-waist of dotted blue percale, a skirt of light-brown serge rather faded, and a small straw hat which she had worn all summer at Columbia City.

    Sister Carrie

  • She was as slim and straight as a young poplar, clad in white shirt-waist and khaki Turkish trousers with gaiters laced to the knee.

    Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers

  • A week later Jane in a white shirt-waist and white apron came down with her white-covered basket into the glare of the town's white lights.

    The Gay Cockade

  • Before I realized what they were doing, they had unbuttoned the cuff of my shirt-waist and pushed the sleeve a little way up my arm, evidently anxious to see if I were white all over, while at the same moment a small girl of twelve, married or of marriageable age, as one could tell from her stained teeth, knelt down on the ground at my feet and was apparently examining my shoes.

    A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route


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