widow's weeds

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Noun1.widow's weeds - a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourningwidow's weeds - a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
References in classic literature ?
Graham, and she is in mourning - not widow's weeds, but slightish mourning - and she is quite young, they say, - not above five or six and twenty, - but so reserved
In front of the inn, she met a woman wearing widow's weeds, and upon questioning her, learned that she was looking for a cook.
some artists had, it seems, put a trick upon a shopkeeper, and being pursued, some of them fled one way, and some another; and one of them was, they said, dressed up in widow's weeds, upon which the mob gathered about me, and some said I was the person, others said no.
In a spacious drawing-room at the north side of the college she found her mother, a slight woman in widow's weeds, with faded brown hair, and tearful eyes.
He would have them let go of their mourning and misery as one would shed widow's weeds after a period of grief and loss.
As the mourners began to file past, he suddenly recognised his own wife dressed in widow's weeds, supported in grief by his eldest son, just behind the coffin.
She exhibits her persona by her eponym "Widow" and by always wearing widow's weeds, the same black dress.
She later arrives at the insurance company's office in widow's weeds, causing claims adjuster Edward G.
A waxwork figure of her dressed in widow's weeds featured in Madame Tussauds and Sadler's Wells put on a three-act play entitled "The Poisoner".