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- n. A bedgown for a lady.
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The bride wore a white damask petticoat worked with pink roses, her pink satin shortgown was looped up with garlands of them, and she wore a wreath of roses on her head.
A minute after, the door slowly opened its upper half, and Karen's wrinkled face and white cap and red shortgown were before them.
Karen's wrinkled face and white cap and red shortgown were before them.
On her head she had a tawdry brownish black bonnet, that had not improved from two three years 'tholing of sun and wind; a thin rag of a grey duffle mantle was thrown over her shoulders, below which was a checked shortgown of gingham stripe, and a green glazed manco petticoat.