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a set or style of clothing

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"Doctor's study d'rectly you come in--that's the orders," replied old Thomas, motioning towards the stairs at the end of the passage which led up into the Doctor's house; and the boys turned ruefully down it, not cheered by the old verger's muttered remark, "What a pickle they boys be in!" Thomas referred to their faces and habiliments, but they construed it as indicating the Doctor's state of mind.
Behind this figure glowed a vast fireplace alive with leaping flames; great logs of oak blazed and crackled on the polished brass andirons whose flicker shone upon the superb habiliments of the lonely tenant of the room, which was illumined grandly by twin candelabra rich with wax-lights.
They were almost as tall, and quite as corpulent as himself; but by no means to be compared with him in grandeur of habiliments, wearing no other garb than the pan.
Their habiliments belonged to that order which is pointedly termed the decent.
In another moment I stood garbed in the habiliments of a Holy Thern.
On more than one occasion, the president's down-at-the-heels habiliment misled visitors into thinking the tall, wity man before them must be a footman.
In the course of the day, the Dyak Chief, the Orang Kaya Pamancha, came aboard, and having often heard his name as being one of the most trouble-some of head hunters, I was surprised in meeting a very old, decrepit, and mutilated man, dressed in the worst habiliment. He took a seat on the deck, and remained silently looking down.
The husband's new habiliment or rather dis-investiture is a beggarly Odyssean disguise procured from a used clothes peddler, topped with a burlesque wig of reddish hair, a fool's cap of sorts.
A faint attempt at moustachios, of an infinite color, completed the equipment of his face, and a huge saber strapped around his waist, that of his habiliment. A few days later, they meet again in the street, where von Rabenmarck in short order challenges three students to duels on Mensurschlager, the special sword used for manly scarification, and forces a fourth to jump over his stick.
The London Oracle and Daily Advertiser for 31 December 1798 held that "Neither would Matilda be an interesting character on the stage, supposing, for a moment, that an evil spirit, disguised in the habiliment of a female, for purposes of so shocking a nature, would be suffered there".
Quentin Davies, not a Tory peer, surprisingly, but a Labour MP, encapsulated one side of the argument when he proclaimed himself "deeply disturbed" at the notion of "no-go areas for those wearing the Queen's uniform." But the real question, surely, is why exactly would today's professional soldiers, sailors and airmen elect to pursue their off-duty pleasures in full military habiliment?
The Queen of Tahiti destroys French decorum by removing the censoring veil of French habiliment and revealing the tattoos on her body that have an important cultural value to her.
Following a delay in funds sent from America, Nicholson travels from Galway to Urlingford with a shilling, spending "two pence for three potatoes and a night's lodging," walking on occasion "some eighteen Irish miles, in clay and over tedious mountains," entering cabins for shelter, discovering people's homes in dens and mountain caves and finding "patient misery" in yet a "new habiliment."