Tunicated

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tunicated (Bot) Covered with a tunic; covered or coated with layers; as, a tunicated bulb.
    • Tunicated (Zoöl) Having a tunic, or mantle; of or pertaining to the Tunicata.
    • Tunicated (Zoöl) Having each joint buried in the preceding funnel-shaped one, as in certain antennæ of insects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The kilt was invented by a English gentleman who came to Scotland to open a factory because he got tired of his Scottish workers showing up in a long tunic with a belt (they couldn't afford pants). Rather than raise wages so they could afford pants he invented the kilt which is just a lot of fabric and they could afford that. The kilt did not become a symbol of clan pride until the English banned the kilt in Scotland. Then it became part of national pride to wear the newly invented clan plaids.
    • tunicated Same as tunicate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Tunicated (bot.) covered with a tunic or with layers
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tunicatus, p. p. of tunicare, to clothe with a tunic, fr. tunica, a tunic
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tunique—L. tunica, an under-garment of both sexes.

Usage

In literature:

Tunics were embroidered with the figures of various animals; sandals were garnished with precious stones.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
The workmen in these islands are exceedingly expert, and make shirts and vests, or tunics, all of one piece, of the fibres of the cocoa nut.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
We had a bottle of champagne for dinner that night, and Celia got the paper and read it aloud to my tunic.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 5, 1917" by Various
The golden-armed soldiers wore tunics of various colours; the silver-armed, of white linen.
"The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six" by Titus Livius
Your tunic and hose match ill with that jewel, young man.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV." by Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Suddenly he pointed out to Julian an old man, clothed in a patched and tattered tunic, and Julian recognised a temple priest.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
He wears trousers and several cotton or silk tunics.
"Highroads of Geography" by Anonymous
He knew it was the crisis, and he undid his tunic.
"The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He was dressed in a short tunic, much ornamented, and wore a necklace of pierced shells.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
I can remember a time when priests in long, linen tunics, bending low, spoke to us and humbly tried to comprehend our chanted utterance.
"Barks and Purrs" by Colette Willy, aka Colette
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In poetry:

Seven attendants round him vying,
In a lighter vesture plying,
Four with skirts, and other three
Tunic'd short from waist to knee.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Shall gods be said to thump the clouds
When clouds are cursed by thunder,
Be said to weep when weather howls?
Shall rainbows be their tunics' colour?
"Shall gods be said to thump the clouds" by Dylan Thomas
What do you sell O ye merchants ?
Richly your wares are displayed.
Turbans of crimson and silver,
Tunics of purple brocade,
Mirrors with panels of amber,
Daggers with handles of jade.
"In The Bazaars of Hyderabad" by Sarojini Naidu
He wore twin stripes of gold upon
And empty tunic sleeve;
His eyes were blue, his face so young
One hardly cold believe
That he had seen the death and hate
That make the whole world grieve.
"The Kitchener Chap" by Anonymous British
"Oh! there's Sir Henry Dudster! Such a splendid leader!
How pleased he looks! What rows of ribbons on his tunic!
Such dignity…. Saluting…. (Wave your flag… now, Freda!)…
Yes, dear, I saw a Prussian General once,-at Munich.
"Return Of The Heroes" by Siegfried Sassoon
His hair was like a yellow flame about the bloated face,
The blood had stained his tunic from the fatal arrow-place.
Not good to look upon was he, in life, nor yet when dead.
The driver of the cart drove on, and never turned his head.
"The Death of William Rufus" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

This show, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, features some 30 tunics, including one from Peru, above, from A.D 800 to 850.
Marko Metzinger/Studio D. Throw on this breezy tunic with jeans or over a bathing suit.
It was assumed that the tunic was lost in the ashes.
Free People 's range includes dresses, tunics, sweaters, shorts, skirts, shoes and denim, as well its own in-house labels, vintage collections and a vegan leather shop.
A tie-dye tunic paired with sparkling baubles is a playful paradox.
Tie-dye tunic by T Party, $65.
Muslim cloth tunics will be on hand in all sizes if you need a little help getting in character.
Might they mean "MUSLIN" tunics (since that was the clothing of the day).
Looks by pairing pretty tunics with sleek leggings or slim-cut pants.
Adam Glassman says you can wear tunics to the office if paired with leggings or slim-cut pants.
Treated as dresses, tunics will cut you off at midthigh—not exactly office-appropriate, let alone, flattering.
This show, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, features some 30 tunics , including one from Peru, above, from A.D 800 to 850.
Andean Tunics at the Met.
The exhibition's 30 or so tunics come from the Textile Museum in Washington, the Cleveland Museum of Art and two private collections, as well as the Met's own holdings.
New Orleans Jazz Fest crowds basked in sounds from across the globe Saturday as Senegalese performer Cheikh Lô offered a performance as colorful and unique as his signature patchwork tunic.
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