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A simple washable dress worn for housework.
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a relatively simple and inexpensive dress suitable for housework.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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[ˈhaʊsdres] Nvestido m de casa, vestido m sencillo
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My blue housedress looks so well, turned and freshly trimmed, that I feel as if I'd got a new one.
Years ago, I went to Avery Fisher Hall and Eileen Farrell was singing the "Liebestod." She schlepped out on the stage in something that looked like a housedress and started to sing.
Sometimes, when we've been out walking the fences or crossing the stile into the commons, well come up the backyard and see her there in the window: a slouched figure huddled inside the pale pillar of her housedress. When I asked her once whether she had seen us, waving at her from the lawn, she said, "No, no, only the--" and she made the spidered motion with her hands that she used to indicate the deer, a word she had apparently forgotten.
Nearby, the simmering schnitzel was being tended by Monique Inglot of Elk Grove Village, decked out in an 1880s housedress and apron.
I stood in my red and blue housedress, thinking how blessed and grateful I was for having a Dad that I could depend on, whose love for us was unconditional and boundless.
Next, dried and dressed in her favorite pastel housedress, Cynthia follows a yellow bird, flown free from an M.
She wore a purple housedress and white sandals with a small heel that seemed to reflect an effort to dress up a bit.
Stepping into the housedress and scuffies (flats) previously worn by Devine, Michael Ball and | Claire Sweeney in Hairspray at Venue Cymru even John Travolta Matt Rixon's Edna is perhaps less brash than them but offered perfect comic timing with Peter Duncan as diminutive husband Wilbur.
Doubtless there was liberal foot shuffling and nervous laughter while they hovered over the fragrant steam billowing from their mugs, since Jocelyn, fed up with her husband's puerile antics and otiose ways, and self-conscious of her grubby living room and old housedress, somewhat fancied the sheriff as well.
She was watching intently as Caroline Strange, cast as Cinderella in PlayMakers Repertory Company's December 2014 production of Into the Woods, stood with arms outstretched in a bulky muslin mock-up of a 1950s-era housedress.
She was wearing a housedress and had scabs on her legs," Murray recalls.