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  • noun Plural form of undervest.

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Examples

  • But there is washing, too, of another sort: those fine chemises without sleeves, the very thing to make a body blue with cold, and mauve woollen undervests that pull out to no more than the thickness of a string.

    Under the Autumn Star

  • "How _de trop_!" had answered a matron, whose household _linge_ and personal _lingerie_ showed complete only in the sections of finger napkins and undervests, as is the way of a careless, untidy woman's linen stock.

    Leonie of the Jungle

  • "And when you get there I want you to order some stockings for the girls -- about four pairs each -- and three warm undervests for John."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 25, 1914

  • When I got home, the headache was gone, and in its place there was a critical spirit which prophesied that all the stockings would certainly be of the wrong size and quality, while the undervests would be equally useless.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 25, 1914

  • Beyond the clothes for the ceremony, there should be a general overhauling of the wardrobe and shirts, undervests, underclothes, handkerchiefs, and such articles must, if any of them are needed or have fallen into decay, be supplied or renewed.

    The Complete Bachelor Manners for Men

  • They are cutting out rompers, or flannel undervests, I suppose, for the South

    Ruth Fielding Down East Or, The Hermit of Beach Plum Point

  • Stewards, pallid in their undervests, leant out of portholes to stare at the big liner.

    Death of a Peer

  • The prison clothes hang loosely upon one, and, though this is healthy in principle, they seem draughty and cold after modern garments, such as close-fitting undervests, etc.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • They got them left-over ribbed undervests we sold last season for forty-nine cents out on the grab table for seventy-four.

    The Best Short Stories of 1915 And the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • But there is washing, too, of another sort: those fine chemises without sleeves, the very thing to make a body blue with cold, and mauve woollen undervests that pull out to no more than the thickness of a string.

    Wanderers

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