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Article of clothing   /ˈɑrtəkəl əv klˈoʊðɪŋ/   Listen
Article of clothing

A covering designed to be worn on a person's body.  Synonyms: clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable.

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"Article of clothing" Quotes from Famous Books

... replied, "if there is anything you can mention which you are certain to think of when you get up, such as boots, trousers, hat, &c." "There is one thing," he rejoined, "I am more certain to think of than any article of clothing. I always think what a shame it is I have to get up." "Well, you are sure to think of the words 'get up;' that then is your Best Known. Correlate the word 'watch' to it ... thus: 'GET UP'—Spring up—Watch Spring—WATCH." After a tour of four months he reported he had always ...
— Assimilative Memory - or, How to Attend and Never Forget • Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)

... set out when I observed that Sergeant Corney had left behind him every superfluous article of clothing, and all accoutrements save the knife in his belt, whereupon I asked the reason for thus laying himself bare ...
— The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley • James Otis

... for?" It seemed an odd way to put the question. It sounded as if Maud were in her own room and had only misplaced some article of clothing. ...
— Janet of the Dunes • Harriet T. Comstock

... bare as barren, not so much severe as starved and lacking in humanity, like the ward of a public hospital, or rather (owing to the small size) like the clean retreat of a desperately poor but exemplary person. Not a single photograph frame ornamented the bulkheads; not a single article of clothing, not as much as a spare cap, hung from the brass hooks. All the inside was painted in one plain tint of pale blue; two big sea-chests in sailcloth covers and with iron padlocks fitted exactly in the ...
— End of the Tether • Joseph Conrad

... without it. His threadbare black suit had been subjected to vigorous brushing, with a little exercise of the needle here and there. A pair of woollen gloves, long kept for occasions of ceremony, were the most substantial article of clothing that he wore. A baize bag, of which Lydia had relieved him, ...
— Thyrza • George Gissing

... than ever, to the care of their tender, self-sacrificing Ursuline mothers. When at last the contagion disappeared, the wardrobe of the charitable Sisters was found not to have been the least of the sufferers in the cause, every available article of clothing having been converted into bandages for the ...
— The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation • "A Religious of the Ursuline Community"

... to keep awake, nature conquered, and letting her pretty head fall on my breast she fell asleep, and did not rouse herself for two hours. I treated her with the greatest respect, though I could not resist ascertaining that the article of clothing which had displeased me so much ...
— The Memoires of Casanova, Complete • Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

... Hubert, after having been bitten by a mad dog. The polissons paid two ecus to the Coesre, but they earned a considerable amount, especially in winter; for benevolent people, touched with their destitution and half-nakedness, gave them sometimes a doublet, sometimes a shirt, or some other article of clothing, which of course they immediately sold. The francs mitoux, who were never taxed above five sous, were sickly members of the fraternity, or at all events pretended to be such; they tied their arms above the elbow ...
— Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period • Paul Lacroix

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