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  • n. Plural form of undersleeve.


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  • "undersleeves" which had been the fashion in Rachel

    The Story Girl

  • "undersleeves" which had been the fashion in Rachel Ward's youth.

    The Story Girl

  • Until 1965 Sisters of Mercy went to class in pleated serge habits with a large piece of white celluloid plastic covering them in front from the neck almost to the waist, big choir sleeves worn over close-fitting undersleeves, and five layers of headgear.

    Nasty Habits

  • After some anxious consideration, I put on a gown of tawny velvet over a kirtle and undersleeves of cream satin, with a fresh ruff, and Dale tidied my hair into a white cap with cream embroidery.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • She was wearing the newest kind of ruff, a little bigger than its predecessors and edged with lace, and her rose-colored overgown, embroidered with golden flowers, adorned with high shoulder puffs, and worn over a pale blue kirtle and undersleeves also sewn with golden flowers, could have appeared at any court function.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • From these emerged undersleeves made of batiste covered with embroidery.

    All That Glitters

  • She turned at her maids 'direction, raising and lowering her arms, while they fussed with the side-lacings and drew the long, floor-sweeping sleeves of the overgown up over the tight undersleeves and fastened them to the shoulders with lacings of gold cord.


  • Figs. 3 and 4 are some of the new fashionable undersleeves.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • But the undersleeves should be very nice, and white kid gloves are indispensable.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • The sleeves of the dress open in a point at the wrist, to display the undersleeves.

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851


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