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Bloomer   Listen
noun
Bloomer  n.  
1.
A costume for women, consisting of a short dress, with loose trousers gathered round ankles, and (commonly) a broad-brimmed hat.
2.
A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.






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"Bloomer" Quotes from Famous Books



... made slays, part of a weaver's loom, and a Bloomer worked in a bloom-smithy, from Anglo-Sax. blo-ma, a mass of hammered iron. Weightman and Warman represent Mid. Eng, wa[thorn]eman, hunter; cf. the common German surname Weidemann, of cognate origin. Reader and Booker ...
— The Romance of Names • Ernest Weekley

... because I can't help it. No, no! Robin shall find it takes a vast deal of persuasion to bend me to swallow so much pardon in milk and water. I wonder if there's time to change the spooney simplicity, and come out in something spicy, with a dash of the Bloomer. But, maybe, there's some news of him in the other sheet, now she has delivered her conscience of her ...
— Hopes and Fears - scenes from the life of a spinster • Charlotte M. Yonge

... on all his customers, although he was always civil to them." When the novelty of Hales' physical proportions wore off, and trade declined, a new attraction was provided in the form of a couple of buxom barmaids attired in bloomer costume—importations, so the story goes, from the ...
— Inns and Taverns of Old London • Henry C. Shelley

... is free, neat, copious, and a perpetual bloomer, as is also Corydalis lutea (yellow). The climbing fumitory comes up of itself from seed every year, and is now running over bushes, stakes, and strings, and is full of fern-like leaves and flesh-colored flowers. The long, scarlet wands of Pentstemon barbatus ...
— Scientific American Suppl. No. 299 • Various

... Mason for permission to read her reminiscences and the many letters written to her by Susan B. Anthony; Ellen Garrison for permission to quote from letters of Lucretia Mott and Martha C. Wright; Eleanor W. Thompson for copies of Susan B. Anthony's letters to Amelia Bloomer; Henry R. Selden II whose grandfather was Susan B. Anthony's lawyer during her trial for voting; Judge John Van Voorhis whose grandfather was associated with Judge Selden in Miss Anthony's defense; William B. Brown for information ...
— Susan B. Anthony - Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian • Alma Lutz



Words linked to "Bloomer" :   fuckup, boo-boo, flub, bloom, fumble, bobble, gaucherie, gaffe, clanger, fault, bungle, spectacle, fluff, mistake, howler, foul-up, misstep, flower, stumble, faux pas



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