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  • n. Plural form of weeper.

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Examples

  • Bercow about his decision to abandon the Speaker's uniform and asked him to at least wear a white shirt and "weepers" - broad white cuffs - and a more traditional gown.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • There was also some concern about "weepers" -- water that seeps up through the track following heavy precipitation on the triangle track.

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  • Heavy rains in central Iowa yesterday led to the late-afternoon appearance of "weepers" -- underground pools of water soaking through to the track surface -- Saturday at Iowa Speedway, leading to the cancellation of IndyCar Series qualifying.

    Motorsport.com: ARCA news

  • Here and there is an image of the Virgin Mary; and other images, "in divers vestures, called weepers, stand in housings made about the tomb"; and, above all, swells the vast dome of heaven, with its star-mouldings, and the flaming constellations, like the mosaics in the dome of St. Peter's.

    Hyperion

  • Not a breath of air stirred the long, black 'weepers' trailing from his tall hat.

    A Funeral In Blue

  • "Did I ever tell you that yarn about a cow we had on board the _Duke_, eh?" observed a tall gentleman with long whiskers, regular "weepers" of the Dundreary type, who was seated on another locker at the after end of the gunroom, right opposite to the irascible master's mate.

    Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant

  • The ladies said that if I would only grow whiskers (what were called "weepers," or the Lord Dundreary mode, was popular) it would improve my appearance, and I would get four more votes!

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • There was a certain grotesqueness communicated to the face by large, thin, fly-away whiskers of the kind that used to be known as "weepers" or "Dundrearies."

    The Silent Isle

  • She went about dressed in black with long "weepers," and gave up wearing hat and gloves for good.

    The Darling and Other Stories

  • She threw back the heavy "weepers," and looked before her, wondering which road Will had taken.

    Middlemarch

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