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  • adj. Having pleats.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pleat.


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  • "We will see them at retail in pleated versions that are more flattering and forgiving for all shapes and then I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be adopted more widely."

    In Stores Now: High-Waisted Pants, the Sequel

  • NiƱas dressed in pleated skirts and white blouses emerge from the jungle on their way to school.

    The Return Fourteen

  • The women were garbed in short, pleated blue skirts reaching just below the knee, and a short loose coat of the same cotton material with side slits and ample sleeves.

    Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland

  • These were 16-year old girls, 18-year old girls, even 25-year old girls, all dressed in short pleated skirts, many wearing stockings that criss-crossed their legs in parallel black diagonals, exposing naked flesh underneath - and where the stockings gave way to garters at the top of their thighs, even more naked flesh.

  • Dr. Julian Bashir stood on the periphery of the command circle, his large eyes and tender expression pleated with concern.

    The Search

  • He likes to make his own dress shirts, adding formal details such as pleated lace on the placket or tuxedo studs instead of buttons, and he sometimes wears them with cuff links.

    A Designer Dresses for a Summer Party

  • One of the things Uncle Joh was teaching Khorii was how to navigate the way his father Theophilus had taught him, using wormholes and "pleated" space and other anomalies of physics as shortcuts.

    First Warning

  • It is a pale timber volume enrobed in a crisp, 'pleated' dark timber exterior.


  • \par To give herself something to do during the long watch, she was charting those notations methodically so that the planets, moons, wormholes, black holes, "pleated" space, "black water" space, and other locations visited by the Beckers could be easily relocated, and the sites where they had once been could be revisited if the need arose. \par

    Acorna's World

  • Cupcake card made with pleated crepe paper streamer on the base.

    Archive 2009-01-01


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