night clothes

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bed clothes, night clothes - Bed clothes usually refers to blankets and sheets, while night clothes refers to pajamas and gowns.
See also related terms for sheet.
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On the floor near the disordered bed, in his night clothes, lay Fleming gasping away his life.
Dunster, in his night clothes, was sitting on the side of the bed.
All the clothing of the two was still in the room--if they had gone then they must have gone naked or in their night clothes. Herr Skopf shook his head; then he scratched it.
He was clad only in a pink dressing gown, which covered his night clothes. There were carpet slippers on his bare feet.
Madame L'Espanaye and her daughter, habited in their night clothes, had apparently been occupied in arranging some papers in the iron chest already mentioned, which had been wheeled into the middle of the room.
It also advises that bed linen is regularly washed on a hot cycle to prevent the build-up of the product in the material and using fire retardant bedding and night clothes.
All of which get whiffy and need changing every 24 hours, hence the washing machine going almost every day and the average chap running out of underwear, night clothes and almond rocks (that is socks for the northern clans).
Getting into her limousine still not knowing what to say, Graham was taken by surprise when her daughter, still in her night clothes, jumped in and joined her.
Her stunned husband, who did not know that she had been discharged, said he found his stricken wife in her night clothes, knocking on the door and in pain.
And so, after a five-minute pause during which I wash my face and change into my night clothes, I tuck myself into bed and call Chris.
Police Inspector Greg Forbes said: "We received a call from a taxi driver telling us that an elderly woman was wandering about in her night clothes.