from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A garment made for wearing under another garment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A garment worn below another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a garment worn under other garments
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Over the purple under-garment came a I complex but graceful garment of bluish white, and I Graham was clothed in the fashion once more and saw himself, sallow-faced, unshaven and shaggy still, but at least naked no longer, and in some indefinable unprecedented way graceful.
This may be provided for by taking care that the under-garment, when first obtained, is several sizes too large.
It might hardly seem necessary to refer to this fact, namely, that the under-garment which has been worn during the day should be taken off at night.
The flannel under-garment which has been worn during the day can then be taken off at night without any danger, and has the opportunity of being aired.
A flannel under-garment reaching from the neck well down to the hips should always be worn, and in summer it may be of a thinner material than in the cooler weather.
After they were twelve years old, they were no longer allowed to wear any under-garment; they had one coat to serve them a year; their bodies were hard and dry, with but little acquaintance of baths and unguents; these human indulgences they were allowed only on some few particular days in the year.
It may fairly be inferred that the name of this under-garment is derived from the word mentioned in the text; and doubtless there are many words in our own as well as in other modern languages that may equally be traced to Asia; for instance, Sheittan,
Over a short white under-garment, whose name of Kammese [*] sufficiently denotes its use, is a Peir [= a] n or jacket, which amongst the higher classes is made of Bokh [= a] ra cloth, or not unfrequently of
Now when most blessed Senanus saw Saint Kyaranus coming to him, in an under-garment, he chid him sportively, saying, "Is it not shame that a presbyter should walk in a sole under-garment, without a cowl?"
The dress of the dancers is peculiar, composed of a wide red divided skirt, a white under-garment, and a long gauze mantle.