bedgown


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bedgown

(ˈbɛdˌɡaʊn)
n
a nightdress
References in classic literature ?
Her grey hair is turned neatly back under a pure linen cap with a black band round it; her broad chest is covered with a buff neckerchief, and below this you see a sort of short bedgown made of blue-checkered linen, tied round the waist and descending to the hips, from whence there is a considerable length of linsey- woolsey petticoat.
On the first landing I met a Flemish housemaid: she had wooden shoes, a short red petticoat, a printed cotton bedgown, her face was broad, her physiognomy eminently stupid; when I spoke to her in French, she answered me in Flemish, with an air the reverse of civil; yet I thought her charming; if she was not pretty or polite, she was, I conceived, very picturesque; she reminded me of the female figures in certain Dutch paintings I had seen in other years at Seacombe Hall.
A tall man in a blue-gray bedgown was regarding him with deep disfavour.
She had run up in her bedgown to his door to call him as usual; then had gone back to dress and call the others; and in ten minutes was walking to the head of the stairs with the candle in her hand.
Mr Pitt in a nightcap and bedgown, and without his boots, represented the poet Cowper with perfect exactness; and Mary Queen of Scots in a dark wig, white shirt-collar, and male attire, was such a complete image of Lord Byron that the young ladies quite screamed when they saw it.
HOW THE TOWNS COMPARE Population: Cardiff: 350,000, Stuttgart 600,000 Traditional dress: Cardiff: bedgown, Stuttgart: lederhosen Football team: Cardiff: Cardiff City FC, Stuttgart: VfB Stuttgart Average rainfall per month: Cardiff: 96mm, Stuttgart: 61mm Key attractions: Cardiff: St Fagan's, Wales Millennium Centre, National Museum and Art Gallery, Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Stuttgart: Neckar Park, Wilhelma Zoo, Mercedes-Benz Museum, Palace Square, State Gallery of Stuttgart
It consisted of a formal petticoat under a flannel bedgown with an apron and a cloak.
He recommends that we dump the red flannel shawl, the wool skirt and the bedgown and develop a new image to represent a modern thriving Wales.
It can be difficult to take a druid too seriously, especially when he's all kitted up in laurel crown and his grandmother's favourite bedgown, and plenty of spurious claptrap has drifted from the druidic Logan stone into the ethereal never-never land over the years.
The main elements are based largely on garments worn by Welsh countrywomen in the early 19th century: an open-fronted bedgown worn over a striped flannel petticoat, along with an apron, shawl and cap.
The popular image of Welsh national dress - of a woman in a red cloak and a tall black hat - developed during the 19th century and is based on clothing worn by Welsh countrywomen at the time: a striped flannel petticoat, worn under an open-fronted flannel bedgown, with an apron, a shawl and a kerchief or cap.
Stethoscopes, lifesaving equipment and bedgowns at City Hospital's critical care unit have never looked so sexy.