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wearing-apparel

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Garments worn, or made for wearing; dress in general.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • All my wearing-apparel, of whatever sort, that I have not been obliged to part with, or which is not already bequeathed, (my linen excepted,) I desire Mrs. Norton to accept of.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I hope you do not intend to keep all my best gowns, jewels, and wearing-apparel; and make no doubt you dismissed me from your house in order to make way for some vile hussy, whose eyes I would like to tear out.

    Burlesques

  • I hope you do not intend to keep all my best gowns, jewels, and wearing-apparel; and make no doubt you dismissed me from your house in order to make way for some vile hussy, whose eyes I would like to tear out.

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • He procured from her dinners, money, wearing-apparel, spoons, implicit credence, and an entire refit of linen.

    The Book of Snobs

  • Here, too, public auctions are held every morning, where wearing-apparel, and goods of every description, are offered to the highest bidder: for the sake of the Turkish pilgrims, their language is used on these occasions; and there is scarcely a boy at

    Travels in Arabia

  • Removes all kinds of grease and oil spots from every kind of wearing-apparel — such as coats, pants, vests, dress goods, carpets, etc. — without injury to the finest silks or laces.

    The Ladies Book of Useful Information Compiled from many sources

  • Whenever we caught her eye she looked away hastily as if detected in an impropriety, and then furtively resumed her inspection, taking in every detail of our wearing-apparel, from the real hats upon our heads to the stout soled walking boots on our feet, the shine of our patent leathers seeming to inspire her with more respect than any other part of our costume.

    A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route

  • With her went the woman I mentioned before, who, it seems, has made some sort of profession, but upon this occasion allowed herself a latitude of conduct rather inconsistent with it, having filled her apron with wearing-apparel, which she likewise intended to take care of.

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • Of natural wealth the population of California possess a superabundance, and are immensely rich; still, such have been the extortionate prices that they have been compelled to pay for their commonest artificial luxuries and wearing-apparel, that generally they are but indifferently provided with the ordinary necessaries of civilized life.

    What I Saw in California

  • The Dominie, when completely equipped, made no remark upon the change -- further than that, in his opinion, the air of a seaport town like Kippletringan seemed to be favourable to wearing-apparel.

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

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