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  • noun Plural form of chemisette.


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  • Henry IV of France, passed reverently beneath the reliquary containing this veil, which, until the end of the eithteenth century, was considered a chemise, and "chemisettes", emblematic of this veil, were worn on the breast.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux 1840-1916 1913

  • There were the "Laufen" foaming down the valley under the dining room windows, there were the Swiss waitresses in short petticoats and velvet bodices and white chemisettes, and at the dinner table, sitting precisely opposite, there were the Malts.

    A Voyage of Consolation (being in the nature of a sequel to the experiences of 'An American girl in London') Sara Jeannette Duncan

  • The fleshy, red neck should be softened with powder and discreetly veiled in chemisettes of chiffon and delicate net.

    What Dress Makes of Us Dorothy Quigley

  • All fashionable promenade and evening dresses being cut with an open corsage and loose sleeves, the chemisettes and wristbands become of the greatest importance.

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

  • Perhaps it was partly the effect of the light, but the young girls in their straight dark bodices, with flowered handkerchief-chemisettes, full blue skirts -- pieced with pale-tinted stuff from waist to hips -- and those flying, winged caps, looked angelic.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon Karl Anderson 1901

  • I, being far from the rostrum, had a good view of the backs of their blouses, chemisettes, and bodices.

    Books and Persons Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-1911 Arnold Bennett 1899

  • In his wardrobe he had displayed on forms, some six or eight corsets and chemisettes -- "corset-covers," as he designated them.

    Religion and Lust or, The Psychical Correlation of Religious Emotion and Sexual Desire James Weir 1881

  • The women wore very high straw hats in the form of a broken cone, which looked like overturned buckets, bound round with long blue ribbons fluttering in the wind; their dresses were dark-colored, open at the throat, revealing white embroidered chemisettes; their arms were bare to the elbow; and two enormous gold earrings of the most eccentric shape projected almost over their cheeks.

    Holland, v. 1 (of 2) Edmondo De Amicis 1877

  • He had already saved two chemisettes which he found in the midst of some high thistles.

    The Dream ��mile Zola 1871

  • But another sudden gust of wind came up, and there was a perfect flight into the distance of cambric collars and cuffs, of neckerchiefs and chemisettes of muslin, which, as they disappeared, seemed like a flock of white birds knocked about by the tempest.

    The Dream ��mile Zola 1871


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