petticoat

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Synonyms for petticoat

underskirt

Synonyms for petticoat

undergarment worn under a skirt

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The petticoats did it, Sergeant--the petticoats did it.
It's a question of petticoats with the women--which is long.
Superintendent, when you supposed that the women-servants' petticoats smeared it.
Before we go a step further in this business we must see the petticoat that made the smear, and we must know for certain when that paint was wet.
You know I don't love to hear you talk about politics; they belong to us, and petticoats should not meddle: but come, who is the man?
Who in this humble out-of-the-way cottage could afford to wear that exquisite cambric petticoat edged with a fine and very expensive lace?
I am far from despising an honest red-flannel country petticoat.
It is somewhere on that pretty petticoat, I'll be bound.
At all events, it was fairly obvious that, for one reason or another, the wearer of the petticoat and stockings which have now occupied us for perhaps a sufficient number of pages, was a visitor at the cottage.
AND she hung up all sorts and sizes of clothes-- small brown coats of mice; and one velvety black mole- skin waist-coat; and a red tail- coat with no tail belonging to Squirrel Nutkin; and a very much shrunk blue jacket belonging to Peter Rabbit; and a petticoat, not marked, that had gone lost in the washing --and at last the basket was empty!
Only yesterday she was always spinning flax, and used to go to mass with the tail of her petticoat over her head instead of a mantle, and there she goes to-day in a hooped gown with her broaches and airs, as if we didn't know her
It glorifies love as well as the petticoat," Martin laughed.
They crept and crept, the hem of her petticoat just touching his gaiter, and his elbow sometimes brushing hers.
The church had a slender-spired dome that rounded inward at its base, and looked like a turnip turned upside down, and the hackman seemed to be dressed in a long petticoat with out any hoops.
Mary Hendrikhovna obliged them with the loan of a petticoat to be used as a curtain, and behind that screen Rostov and Ilyin, helped by Lavrushka who had brought their kits, changed their wet things for dry ones.