stomacher


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stom·ach·er

 (stŭm′ə-kər)
n.
A heavily embroidered or jeweled garment formerly worn over the chest and stomach, especially by women.

stomacher

(ˈstʌməkə)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a decorative V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach by men and women in the 16th century, later only by women

stom•ach•er

(ˈstʌm ə kər)

n.
an ornamented garment or panel covering the stomach or chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stomacher - garment consisting of a V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach in the 16th centurystomacher - garment consisting of a V-shaped panel of stiff material worn over the chest and stomach in the 16th century
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
References in classic literature ?
It was Mistress Hibbins, who, arrayed in great magnificence, with a triple ruff, a broidered stomacher, a gown of rich velvet, and a gold-headed cane, had come forth to see the procession.
She wore the ornaments of pure yellow gold, which her great-great-grandmother had brought over from Saar dam; the tempting stomacher of the olden time, and withal a provokingly short petticoat, to display the prettiest foot and ankle in the country round.
Of these older people many wear clothing reminiscent in some detail of home--an embroidered waistcoat or stomacher, or a gaily colored handkerchief, or a coat with large cuffs and fancy buttons.
Every letter from her is read forty times over; her compliments to all friends go round and round again; and if she does but send her aunt the pattern of a stomacher, or knit a pair of garters for her grandmother, one hears of nothing else for a month.
Here, from the fading canvas, smiled Lady Elizabeth Devereux, in her gauze hood, pearl stomacher, and pink slashed sleeves.
She is a fine old lady, handsome, stately, wonderfully neat, and has such a back and such a stomacher that if her stays should turn out when she dies to have been a broad old-fashioned family fire-grate, nobody who knows her would have cause to be surprised.
Rouncewell's calm hands lose their composure when she speaks of him, and unfolding themselves from her stomacher, hover about her in an agitated manner as she says what a likely lad, what a fine lad, what a gay, good-humoured, clever lad he was
Rouncewell, expanding her stomacher to its utmost limits, "than it formerly was
My uncle was just going to step forward, and shake it heartily, when he perceived that these attentions were directed, not towards him, but to a young lady who just then appeared at the foot of the steps, attired in an old-fashioned green velvet dress with a long waist and stomacher.
The large and spacious houses, with their oriel, latticed windows, their huge fireplaces, and their gabled roofs, breathe of the days of hose and doublet, of pearl-embroidered stomachers, and complicated oaths.
One g of each faecal sample was homogenized with 9 mL of saline peptone water in a stomacher laboratory blender (Stomacher 80 Biomaster, Seward Inc.
Tenders are invited for Providing, Supplying, Installing & Commissioning of Stomacher Equipment to the Department of Microbiology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysuru Under UGC Innovative Programme