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  • The girl in short dresses is your daughter, the young man in riding breeches is your son, and the woman in the teagown is your charming wife. "

    Jokes For All Occasions Selected and Edited by One of America's Foremost Public Speakers Anonymous

  • The girl in the short dresses is my grandmother, the young fellow in riding breeches is my wife, and the woman in the teagown is my ten-year-old daughter, who likes to dress up in her great-grandmother's dresses. "

    Jokes For All Occasions Selected and Edited by One of America's Foremost Public Speakers Anonymous

  • "To the shrine of our Lady of the crimson teagown," I ventured.

    The Collectors Frank Jewett Mather

  • A group including Mr.. Eli, the Kembles, and Mr. Hazzard would gather in the Becker back parlor, Mr.. Becker, relieved of corsets and in a dark-blue foulard teagown shotted all over with tiny pink rosebuds, presiding over a folding table with a glass bowl of the "baby pretzels" in its center.

    Star-Dust Fannie Hurst 1928

  • One or two persons stared at seeing a woman come out of that hotel in a teagown and without a hat.

    The Magician 1919

  • Had I really and truly liked the teagown she wore the other night?

    We Three Gouverneur Morris 1914

  • "She don't?" mocked Balcome, glaring at the teagown.

    Apron-Strings Eleanor Gates 1913

  • Then she entered, slowly, gracefully, allowing the teagown to trail.

    Apron-Strings Eleanor Gates 1913

  • And after living a respectable life for years she either goes on living a respectable life, and stays with her sister's children while the family goes on a motor tour, or takes to serving high-balls instead of afternoon tea, while wearing a teagown of some passionate shade.

    'Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are!' Mary Roberts Rinehart 1910

  • Much to her surprise, Miss Meakin, who was now robed in a flimsy and not too clean teagown, had not the slightest interest in knowing if Mavis had recovered her property; indeed, she had forgotten that Mavis had lost anything.

    Sparrows: the story of an unprotected girl 1909


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  • What kind of life is that, sitting around in a teagown, counting her pearls?

    —Dorothy Parker, 'The Bolt behind the Blue'

    November 12, 2008