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Synonyms for neckcloth

an ornamental white cravat


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He was very cleanly dressed, in a blue coat, striped waistcoat, and nankeen trousers; and his fine frilled shirt and cambric neckcloth looked unusually soft and white, reminding my strolling fancy (I call to mind) of the plumage on the breast of a swan.
Mr Clennam, would you oblige me--hum--with a blue neckcloth you will find in that drawer at your elbow.
He then took off and folded up his coat, waistcoat, and neckcloth, and slowly drawing on his tasselled nightcap, secured it firmly on his head, by tying beneath his chin the strings which he always had attached to that article of dress.
A VERY stout, puffy man, in buckskins and Hessian boots, with several immense neckcloths that rose almost to his nose, with a red striped waistcoat and an apple green coat with steel buttons almost as large as crown pieces (it was the morning costume of a dandy or blood of those days) was reading the paper by the fire when the two girls entered, and bounced off his arm-chair, and blushed excessively, and hid his entire face almost in his neckcloths at this apparition.
It was not until Lestrade succeeded in getting his hand inside his neckcloth and half-strangling him that we made him realize that his struggles were of no avail; and even then we felt no security until we had pinioned his feet as well as his hands.
A gold-headed cane, of rare Oriental wood, added materially to the high respectability of his aspect, as did also a neckcloth of the utmost snowy purity, and the conscientious polish of his boots.
From the silk, Mr Tix transferred his admiration to some elegant articles of wearing apparel, while Mr Scaley adjusted his neckcloth, at leisure, before the glass, and afterwards, aided by its reflection, proceeded to the minute consideration of a pimple on his chin; in which absorbing occupation he was yet engaged, when Madame Mantalini, entering the room, uttered an exclamation of surprise which roused him.
If I were to make an extra crease in my neckcloth, he would think it worth noticing!'
Self-Portrait, in Blue Neckcloth, 1873, John Ruskin (1819-1900), in watercolour on paper, 35.3x25.3cm.
Such formed one of Lawyer Covert's beginnings in life, under the tutoring of his precious parent--who was withal a sanctified man, wore a white neckcloth, and wouldn't have taken the name of the Lord in vain, on any account.
[Poor Betty had her cap and neckcloth pulled off, her nose broken, and looked like a mad thing.
Chardin has a sense for the particularity of her clothing, which would have been beneath Michelangelo: Her voluminous blue apron, her striped skirt and neckcloth, her flounced cap and pointed shoes correspond to the personality he teases out of utensils and furniture.
As befits a man who made his fortune in the wholesale hardware trade, Gradgrind has a "hard set" mouth, a head all covered with knobs like the "crust of a plum pie," an "unbending, utilitarian, matter-of-fact" face, and an "inflexible, dry, and dictatorial" voice, while sartorially his "stubborn fact" of a neckcloth grasps him "unaccommodating[ly]" by the throat (1, 100).