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So fine a trade did Reuben drive with his fat turkeys that he came home at ten with an empty wagon and full pocketbook, and told Hannah that she might have a new black silk "gownd," and Sally should have a red calico
Ishmael In the Depths Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth 1859
Joanna's voice dragged ominously with patience -- "the same shade as your last night's gownd, which is the colour of the mould on jam?
Joanna Godden Sheila Kaye-Smith 1921
September 12, 2009 at 5:47 am yu cud try puttin sum awn teh gownd fur teh skwuirls an mehbeh dat wud halp?
“I know the wale,” replies Jo, staring, “and the bonnet, and the gownd.”
Bleak House 2007
I recklect there was at our school, in Smithfield, a chap of this milksop, spoony sort, who appeared among the romping, ragged fellers in a fine flanning dressing-gownd, that his mama had given him.
She wore a dismal old black gownd, which had grown too short for her, and too tight; but it only served to show her pretty angles and feet, and bewchus figger.
Above all, why, why did I see the woman upon whom my wretched heart is fixed for ever, and who carries away my soul with her — prostrate, I say, prostrate, through the mud at the skirts of her gownd!
You are the boy, and your barnetcy is the dressing-gownd.
Many batchylers, who have nothink to do with lor, have here their loginx; and many sham barrysters, who never put on a wig and gownd twise in their lives, kip apartments in the Temple, instead of Bon
Grasefly rising from my arm-chare, I took my hand from my dressing-gownd, and, flinging it open, stuck up on the chair one of the neatest legs ever seen.