clothes hamper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clothes hamper a hamper that holds dirty clothes to be washed or wet clothes to be dried
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Usage

In literature:

All over-clothes here were worn as if they were an inconvenience, a hampering necessity.
"The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
His clothes hampered him, but he felt happy as he sped clumsily down the road.
"The Copy-Cat and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She crossed behind the wicker clothes hamper and picked up something from the floor.
"The Bat" by Avery Hopwood
From one of its hampers Ruth took a large cloth bag.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
They had to gather up the clothes in hamper baskets and bring them up to iron.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Underclothes as mended are put in the clothes hamper.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
George and Ralph lifted out the hamper, and spread the cloth, and arranged the various good things we found inside.
"The Story of the White-Rock Cove" by Anonymous
Ah, yes, a late hamper of my wedding clothes.
"Clair de Lune" by Michael Strange
Cobbett could not swim a stroke, and was much hampered by his heavy clothes and boots.
"Adventures in Many Lands" by Various
Beside the wash basins, there was a dresser set at the foot of each white bed and under each bed was a hamper for soiled clothes.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
They are shocked by the man who declines to be hampered with the fashion in clothes and in similar things.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
These consisted of the packing of clothes into trunks, bags, sacks, and hampers.
"Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893" by Hall Caine
There was also a hamper containing extra clothes for Aunt Betty, Dorothy and Molly.
"Dorothy's Triumph" by Evelyn Raymond
I sent him to the village with a hamper of food and clothing for the poor.
"The Children's Longfellow" by Doris Hayman
His stroke seemed laborious from the very start, and his clothes hampered him.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
He was so hampered by his weight of soggy clothes that there was little force or direction to his blow.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
Clothing should not constrict the body or hamper its movements.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
And she hadn't any clothes, I know, because that was one of the school hampers Dawkins had.
"Dorothy at Oak Knowe" by Evelyn Raymond
All helped with good will to lay the cloth on the smooth green turf, and unpack the hampers.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
Hampered by their shoes and clothing the boys could not make much headway in the water.
"The Heroes of the School" by Allen Chapman
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In poetry:

Gray-haired children come in crowds,
Thee, their Hope, to greet:
Is it swaddling clothes or shrouds
Hampering so our feet?
Eldest child, the shadows gloom:
Take the aged children home.
"Christmas Song of the Old Children" by George MacDonald