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  • n. Plural form of shirtwaist.


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  • The Triangle company made blouses, which were called shirtwaists.

    Peter Dreier: The Fire Last Time

  • The Triangle Waist Company was the largest blouse-making factory in New York City at the time, making what were called shirtwaists or women ` s blouses on the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of a-- what was then a high-rise building in New York.

    Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

  • 35 In sewing classes, girls were taught to make Western clothing such as shirtwaists and aprons.

    "Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930

  • In the 1910s, immigrant women shed their shawls in favor of smart shirtwaists, the uniform of young female workers.

    Singles in the City: A History

  • It had been a normal day in the factory where hundreds of young immigrant women worked in fourteen hour shifts for six or seven dollars a week to make shirtwaists for the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris.

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire | Edwardian Promenade

  • He had been accustomed to her only in trim tailor suits and shirtwaists, or in riding costume of velvet corduroy, and he was not prepared for this new revelation.

    Chapter XVIII

  • An 'the way some of them women gets their shirtwaists.


  • An ', Saxon, you was made for fancy shirtwaists an' all that, but, honest to God, I can't see you payin 'for them that way.


  • I just love fancy shirtwaists, an 'I spent my life ironing some of the beautifullest I've ever seen.


  • I could have got those fancy shirtwaists ... an 'all the rest ... and maybe a horse to ride.



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