sailor suit

Definitions

  • Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
    Carlo dressed in his sailor suit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sailor suit a boy's ensemble; copied from a sailor's uniform
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat A little boy, wearing a sailor suit and carrying a toy boat

Usage

In literature:

The man in the sailor suit picked up the plate of food from the berth and slung the whole business into the basin.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
For one thing, she was having to wear a sailor suit in which she hated herself.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
Of course you'll wear your sailor suits, and not ginghams.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
It was a bold plan, quite suited to the audacious nature of these reckless sailors.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
Beside the water's edge a fair-haired boy in a white sailor suit was deeply absorbed in sailing a boat.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
One of the stable-boys was brushing off the grime from his sailor suit.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
The man in the sailor-suit raised his hat and bowed low.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
They were dressed in dark-blue, and each sailor appeared in his Sunday suit.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
A thin, ferret-faced boy in a sailor suit started up exaggeratedly.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Then I ran aground on an Arklow boatman, James Doyle by name, a smart tweed-suited sailor, bright and gay.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
To-morrow morning you had best put on that sailor suit I gave you to-day.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
Mrs. Marvin looked at her fondly; the slender little figure in the blue sailor suit quite satisfied her fastidious taste.
"The Spectacle Man" by Mary F. Leonard
Even if she did have on a sailor suit too big for her, and a funny soup-bowl hat.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
Puss, Junior, had been promised a sailor-suit as soon as the ship's tailor had the time to make it.
"Puss Junior and Robinson Crusoe" by David Cory
He took a sailor suit from a store in Manila without paying for it.
"At the Fall of Port Arthur" by Edward Stratemeyer
I saw them coming up the garden path very early in the morning, Jack in a sailor suit and Jill in a minute white frock.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 14, 1916" by Various
The worthy sailor little knew how well his views suited mine.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Be careful the way you handle that sailor suit of mine.
"Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad" by John Kendrick Bangs
One of the sailors on board the Anteus was kind enough to make me a suit of clothes out of the goatskins that I bought of Pearce.
"Crusoe's Island: A Ramble in the Footsteps of Alexander Selkirk" by John Ross Browne
A "stuck sailor," forsooth, and the beer factory would suit him handsomely!
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
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In poetry:

And there'd be some with pigtails, and some with buckled shoes,
And smocks and caps like pirates that sailors once did use,
And high sea-boots and oilskins and tarry dungaree,
And shoddy suits men sold them when they came fresh from sea.
"Ghosts In Deptford" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

From sailor suits to sorcerer hats, Mickey Mouse has donned many unique looks over the years.
USS Cole sailor's father disappointed by dismissal of suit against Sudan.
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