smocking

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n smocking embroidery consisting of ornamental needlework on a garment that is made by gathering the cloth tightly in stitches
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n smocking An ornamental shirring, recently used, intended to imitate that on the smock-frocks of field-laborers. The lines, instead of being horizontal, form a honeycomb, the material being puckered diagonally.
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Usage

In literature:

The little gentleman looked funny in the little rustic's blue smock, but he was very comfortable.
"The Pot of Gold" by Mary E. Wilkins
Here, as in all parts of the Village, the man in the rolling collar, and the girl in the smock, will be markedly in evidence.
"Greenwich Village" by Anna Alice Chapin
Chris slipped off her smock and dropped onto the cot.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
Her fur smock was shabby and matted with filth.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Saunders received her, disguised as a parson, wearing a shirt or smock for a surplice.
"A Righte Merrie Christmasse" by John Ashton
The men of the family wore a white linen smock for weddings and great occasions.
"Denmark" by M. Pearson Thomson
Don seized him by the collar of his bear-skin smock, and, with a twitch and a kick, sent him spinning into the ring.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
What had she to do with smocked dresses, children's underwear, capes?
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Mrs. Hallam Bean was a good runnin' mate for him, for she has her hair boxed and wears paint-smeared smocks.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
And beside the tall man with the gray beard, was a girl in baggy trousers and a torn smock.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
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In poetry:

"My maids, gae to my dressing-room,
And dress to me my smock;
The one half is o the holland fine,
The other o needle-work."
"Lord Thomas And Fair Annet" by Andrew Lang
Thy smock of silk, both fair and white,
With gold embroidered gargeously;
Thy petticoat of sendal right,
And these I bought thee gladly
"Greensleeves" by Anonymous British
A golden coif to bind my locks—
Sing away, Oh sing away!—
Or else two white-and-silver smocks.
But if he drift on the sea's rocks
What gifts will he bring away?
"Song (Sing Away, Oh Sing Away!)" by Oliver Madox Brown
Hail the Russian picture around the little box: —
Exiles,
Troops in files,
Generals in uniform,
Mujiks in their smocks,
And holy maiden soldiers who have cut away their locks.
"This, My Song, Is Made For Kerensky" by Vachel Lindsay
Tho' Artemisia talks, by fits, Of councils, classics, fathers, wits;
Reads Malbranche, Boyle, and Locke;
Yet in some things methinks she fails,
'Twere well if she would pare her nails,
And wear a cleaner smock.
"In Imitation of E. of Dorset : Artemisia" by Alexander Pope
Here they went with smock and crook,
Toiled in the sun, lolled in the shade,
Here they mudded out the brook
And here their hatchet cleared the glade:
Harvest-supper woke their wit,
Huntsmen's moon their wooings lit.
"Forefathers" by Edmund Blunden

In news:

How an old smock became a symbol of love between a mother and daughter.
Smock joins Slater First Responders after year-long 'RV adventure.
Martinsville's Wilson, Dalton advance to regional at Smock .
The Martinsville girls' golf team improved its score by nine shots in its second trip to Smock Golf Course in Greenwood this season.
Smock 's personal best is 46 feet, 6 inches, considerably short of the top-ranked women in the event.
Smock achieved that personal best last summer during the first week of August, giving her hope she can reach another milestone exactly one year later.
Smock 's son Ed Allen Smock drove the winning team.
Amanda Smock (Courtesy of Becky Miller).
Melrose's Smock Wins at US Olympic Trials.
Melrose native Amanda Smock (Tieschafer) won the women's triple-jump at the US Olympic trials Monday night in Eugene, Oregon.
Smock is headed to London for the Summer Olympics.
That credential hanged in Smock 's closet, silently urging her to continue, to keep her goal in sight.
Melrose native Amanda Smock finished 27th in the London Summer Olympic qualification round and she does not advance to the next round.
Smock is the lone American that qualified for the triple-jump at the Summer games.
Smock 's dream ends, but not the memories.
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