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Habiliment   Listen
noun
Habiliment  n.  
1.
A garment; an article of clothing.
2.
pl. Dress, in general.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Habiliment" Quotes from Famous Books



... really striking and beautiful picture in his incongruous habiliment. His strong and thoughtful face, over which yet clustered the curly hair of boyhood, just touched with gray, lit up by his earnest, sad eyes, seemed—how distinctly I recall it—almost ideally lovely that morning, and I compared him in my thoughts with the father ...
— The Certainty of a Future Life in Mars • L. P. Gratacap

... giving the head-band of his breeches a knowing hoist with one hand, and kicking out one foot behind him to accommodate the adjustment of that important habiliment, "I dares to say the pass will be kend weel eneugh on the road, ...
— The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... clothing. Bears, cats, dogs, mice, sheep and beavers are wrapped in fur, hair, fell, fleece or pelt, so these creatures cannot by any means be regarded as being naked. Crabs, cockroaches, snails and cockles have ordered around them a crusty habiliment, wherein their original nakedness is only to be discovered by force, and other creatures have similarly provided themselves with some species of covering. Clothing, therefore, is not an art, but an instinct, and the fact that man is born naked and does not grow ...
— The Crock of Gold • James Stephens

... to your natural question as to what brings me to Earth again and in this, to earthly eyes, strange habiliment. We may thank Kar Komak, the bowman of Lothar. It was he who gave me the idea upon which I have been experimenting until at last I have achieved success. As you know I have long possessed the power to cross the void in ...
— The Chessmen of Mars • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... post to post, send on The signal of the passing hour. "All's well," Sounds through the camp. Alas! all is not well; Else, why stand I, a man, the friend of man, At midnight's depth, deck'd in this murderous guise, The habiliment of death, the badge of dire, Necessitous coercion. 'T is not well. —In vain the enlighten'd friends of suffering man Point out, of war, the folly, guilt, and madness. Still, age succeeds to age, and war to war; And man, ...
— Andre • William Dunlap



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