dressings


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dressings: hydrocolloid dressings

dressings

(ˈdrɛsɪŋz)
pl n
(Architecture) dressed stonework, mouldings, and carved ornaments used to form quoins, keystones, sills, and similar features
References in classic literature ?
He was dressing, as it seemed, by easy stages, and having performed half the journey was taking a long rest.
Having said this in the politest and blandest tone possible, he went on dressing, and took no further notice of his guest, who stood in the same spot as uncertain what to do next, eyeing him sulkily from time to time.
Where, then, lies the difference between the food of the nobleman and the porter, if both are at dinner on the same ox or calf, but in the seasoning, the dressing, the garnishing, and the setting forth?
In like manner, the excellence of the mental entertainment consists less in the subject than in the author's skill in well dressing it up.
Particularly vivid, humiliating, and shameful was the recollection of how one day soon after his marriage he came out of the bedroom into his study a little before noon in his silk dressing gown and found his head steward there, who, bowing respectfully, looked into his face and at his dressing gown and smiled slightly, as if expressing respectful understanding of his employer's happiness.
But before Pierre could decide what answer he would send, the countess herself in a white satin dressing gown embroidered with silver and with simply dressed hair (two immense plaits twice round her lovely head like a coronet) entered the room, calm and majestic, except that there was a wrathful wrinkle on her rather prominent marble brow.
"Passing by one of the dressing tents I glanced in through a hole in the canvas to see if I could locate him.
"Snuff--that De Ville dropped on his hair in the dressing tent.
The marble washstand, the dressing table, the little sofa, the tables, the bronze clock on the chimney piece, the window curtains, and the portieres were all new and expensive.
She felt ashamed of her seeing the patched dressing jacket that had unluckily been packed by mistake for her.
Their way of dressing their meat, an European, till he hath been long accustomed to it, can hardly be persuaded to like; everything they eat smells strong and swims with butter.
They have various ways of dressing their heads, and spare no expense in ear-rings, necklaces, or anything that may contribute to set them off to advantage.