Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Entry: habilements (n.)

 

In context: "His symptoms themselves developed symptoms, troughs and nodes he charted with morbid attention in the dumpster, in his suspenders and horrid tweed cap, clutching a shopping bag with his wig and coat and comely habilements he could neither wear nor pawn."

Definition: (without pl.) Outfit, accoutrement, equipment, array, attire, dress. (Now only of personal attire.)

pl. The apparel, vestments, or garments appropriate to any office or occasion. Applied also, jocularly or grandiloquently, to ordinary clothes. (The chief extant sense.)


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SNOOT score: 1

Page: 301
  
Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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