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  • noun Plural form of braiding.


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  • Theodule kissed her again, and she experienced the joy of having some of the skin scratched from her neck by the braidings on his uniform.

    Les Miserables

  • Fortunately, she'd also spotted a few who had simply put their hair into elaborate braidings, and she'd passed close enough to one of them to get a good look at the pattern.


  • It wasn't just her hair, though that showed no trace of the fancy braidings he'd invariably seen her wearing aboard ship.


  • And then it made sense — the wheel and the ships appended to it, and the network of tubes that wove them all so that the whole looked like a crown seen from above, with rays and braidings going out in all directions.

    Port Eternity

  • There are no braidings or facings, though the material of the suit may be every whit as excellent in quality as that worn by the master of the house.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2

  • A [2] striped [2] chest-jacket of silk on his skin, fairly adorned with borders and braidings and trimmings of gold and silver and silvered bronze; it reached to the upper hem of his dark, brown-red warlike breeches of royal silk.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • And amid her hair's rich braidings rests the pearly orange bough,

    Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851

  • Barton could not help improving morally and mentally while her sons were doing the country's work of regeneration; and her daughters forgot their round tires like the moon, their braidings of hair, and their tinkling ornaments, while they devoted themselves to all that was highest and noblest both in thought and action.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • Agony turned furiously upon Oh-Pshaw and vented her rage and disappointment in angry up-braidings; Hinpoha wept unconsolably; Gladys looked a world of reproach whenever she turned to Oh-Pshaw, and even gentle Migwan exclaimed in a voice that was sharp with disappointment, "Oh, Oh-Pshaw, how _could_ you?"

    The Camp Fire Girls Do Their Bit Or, over the Top with the Winnebagos

  • Thou say’st his meat was sauc’d with thy up-braidings: 80

    Act V. Scene I. The Comedy of Errors


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