Dress goods

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dress goods A term applied to fabrics for the gowns of women and girls; -- most commonly to fabrics of mixed materials, but also applicable to silks, printed linens, and calicoes.
    • Dress goods See in the Vocabulary.
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Quotations

  • William M. Thackeray
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    “Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.”
  • Jean Paul
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    “The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.”

Usage

In literature:

The principle of the dress is good, and, though it is not by any means perfection, it is a step towards it.
"Miscellanies" by Oscar Wilde
This Roquefort dressing is good on all green salads, but on endive it's something special.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
Every woman with good sense enough to qualify as a secretary has undoubtedly sense enough to dress with dignity.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
And after one is used to that kind of fare, as they dress it, it is very savoury and good.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
And on the marsh they met with a young man, having a good shape and appearance, but without fitting dress or arms.
"Gods and Fighting Men" by Lady I. A. Gregory
She was dressed very handsomely, and yet in pretty good taste.
"Mary Erskine" by Jacob Abbott
Tell me, is my dress really good?
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
But it was not they who made me careful, though they helped me to find a good tailor, when I decided that I must dress better.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
If by chance you put by the remains of a dressed salad, it is good for nothing the next morning.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
The good-fellowship in his voice impressed her far more than the humble state of his dress.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

You've lost an arm, your dress is torn,
Your wig is all awry;
Priscilla, you are so forlorn,
We'll have to say good-by.
"An Old Love" by Carolyn Wells
Make the pomegranates on thy sacred dress,
Like those of Aaron, shed a sweet perfume —
Make them the fragrance of good works express,
In ev'ry company, where thou shalt come.
"The Duty Of Clergymen" by Rees Prichard
Now John and Eliza are husband and wife;
Their quarrels are few, and contented their life;
They eat and they drink and they dress in good taste,
For their money they spend on their wants, not in waste.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - I" by E W Bowling
Thou knew'st this paper when it was Mere seed, and after that but grass;
Before 'twas dressed or spun, and when
Made linen, who did wear it then:
What were their lives, their thoughts, and deeds,
Whether good corn or fruitless weeds.
"The Book" by Henry Vaughan
Twenty year! and as good a gyrl as parent ever found!
There's a straw ketched onto yer dress there--I'll bresh it off--turn round.
(Her mother was jes' twenty when us two run away!)
Nothin' to say, my daughter! Nothin' at all to say!
"Nothin' To Say" by James Whitcomb Riley
Thus rested, when the fieryer-winged hours
Were quenching in the west, with freshened powers
The field again in honorable toil
Should hear me ending what the morn begun,
Till I might say, scanning the well-dressed soil,
A good day’s work is done.
"A Poet's Home" by Charles Harpur

In news:

She is festive in a champagne-hued dress and red lips, surrounded by red balloons, looking like she's having a good time.
But apparently the price of good luck was too steep— Hepburn 's dress failed to sell.
Dozens of dog owners dressed their pups up and headed out for a K-9 trick or treat for a good cause.
Either make your own salad dressing (refer to my previous blogs for salad dressing recipes) or buy a good quality salad dressing if you need to save some time.
It's a good time to dress up and go trick or treating.
1 env GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix.
There's no good way to dress it up: Halloween's more tricks than treats.
There's no good way to dress up the fact that Halloween's more tricks than treats.
Dorothy, portrayed by Angel Spencer, center, addresses the Munchkins during dress rehearsal Thursday for Benjamin Logan High School's presentation of The Wizard of Oz, as Glinda the Good Witch, left, portrayed by Kiersten Campbell, looks on.
We don't have a dress code - employees are just asked to use good judgment.
Some busy hands have brought to light, And laid beneath my eye, The dress I wore that afternoon You came to say good-by.
Drinks, music and good company are all dressed up in industrial chic.
Taylor Swift wore a red dress to tape a Good Morning America segment promoting her latest album, Red, in New York City yesterday.
"I look pretty good in a dress, I have to say," he tells AP Radio.
A swim dress or swimsuit with a skirted bottom or short sarong are also good options for your body type.
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In science:

The results obtained with this dressed FRPA are in good agreement with the experiments and for some effects it is advisable to use the dressed propagators.
Faddeev Random Phase Approximation applied to molecules
Figure 2a shows bare and dressed condensates oscillating at frequencies fx and f ∗ , respectively; Fig. 2b shows that the effective to bare mass ratio m∗ /m = (fx /f ∗ )2 as a function of ΩR and Ωrf is in good agreement with calculations (curves ).
The Peierls substitution in an engineered lattice potential
The quark DSE was solved using a oneparameter model15 dressed-gluon propagator, which provides a good description of π and ρ-meson observables at T = 0 = µ.
QCD bound states and their response to extremes of temperature and density
If we assume that our dressed particle is a good representation for an atom under certain circumstances, we recover here with our formalism the experimental observation that excited states of atoms in sufficiently small cavities are stable for weak coupling.
Time evolution of quantum systems in microcavities and in free space -- a non-perturbative approach
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