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  • n. Plural form of velveteen.


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  • He was far stronger than she, but she had seen help approaching – a man in velveteens, and for just a moment after Jake, too, had seen the game-keeper, Bessie was able to keep him from running.

    The Camp Fire Girls in the Woods, or Bessie King's First Council Fire

  • His celebrated portrait of Charles William Lambton in scarlet velveteens was sometimes assumed to be an imaginary portrait of the dreaming, youthful Byron, the very soul of English romanticism, and was reproduced across Europe as such, and is still instantly recognisable today.

    Thomas Lawrence: The new romantic – review

  • I had observed that our landlord wore, on that memorable morning, a pair of bran new velveteens instead of his ancient thicksets.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • “I wish I were a keeper,” said Tom, “to live in such a beautiful place, and wear green velveteens, and have a real dog-whistle at my button, like you.”

    The Water Babies

  • From velveteens to dimities is barely a fivefinger span and hence these camelback excesses are thought to have been instigated by one or either of the causing causes of all, those rushy hollow heroines in their skirtsleeves, be she ma-gretta be she the posque.

    Finnegans Wake

  • ‘Red velveteens and a bell?’ the gloomy Eugene inquires.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • He was a man in dark green velveteens and gaiters ... the old style, with a red face and red moustache and distant eyes.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • "I wish I were a keeper," said Tom, "to live in such a beautiful place, and wear green velveteens, and have a real dog-whistle at my button, like you."

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • Mary toddling behind them -- the whilom porter no longer dressed in grimy velveteens, but in a smart black frock-coat, his Sunday best, while his wife was equally spruce.

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle

  • He was a stalwart, good-natured, black-bearded giant of a man, clad in a suit of dunduckety-mud-coloured velveteens, rather the worse for wear, and smeary with oil and engine-grease, which gave them a sort of highly - burnished appearance resembling that of a newly-polished black-leaded stove.

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle


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