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Frocked

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Frocked Clothed in a frock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Frocked clothed in a frock
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. froc, a monk's frock—Low L. frocus—L. floccus, a flock of wool; or more prob. (acc. to Brachet and Littré) from Low L. hrocus—Old High Ger. hroch (Ger. rock), a coat.

Usage

In literature:

It was all that Madge could do not to beg Mrs. Curtis to show them their frocks.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
A fellow don't play ball in a frock coat.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Often she persisted in not going out, then, stifling, threw open the windows and put on light frocks.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Then I could buy frocks for them all.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
On Sundays, of course she could wear her best frock and a clean crown just like anybody else.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
And will she no' be in danger of wetting her clean frock?
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
She wondered if Mary would wear her pale blue silk evening frock, or the white one with the lace over-frock.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Mildred still shuddered at the recollection of the trousseau frocks.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
Kitty, who was not too well provided with clothes, nevertheless did possess one very smart evening frock.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
Primrose was dressed in a white homespun linen frock.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
When Clara had finished making the frock, she said: 'Thank you, dear nurse, for cutting out and fixing the frock for me.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Then he took the frock from the chair, and opening it, put it on.
"Stuyvesant" by Jacob Abbott
This is a clean frock.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
With our lilac frocks on and white bonnets to shade the sun off our eyes.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
You could ... you could buy material for a frock.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
She was looking as dainty and fresh as a flower in her clean white frock.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Besides, I have a lot of new frocks.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Miss Million has gone out in a frock that I positively forbade her to buy.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
The men and boys wear smock-frocks more than they do in some counties.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
There was a light tap at the door, and Cicely entered; she had taken off her gay blue frock, and wore a white dressing-gown.
"Jupiter Lights" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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In poetry:

When I go rowing on the lake,
I long to be a man;
I’ll give my Sunday frock to have
A callous heart like Dan.
"Womanly Qualms" by Ellis Parker Butler
Travel, trouble, music, art,
A kiss, a frock, a rhyme-
I never said they feed my heart,
But still they pass my time.
"Faute De Mieux" by Dorothy Parker
But I don't think they're true to life,
And I'll just tell you why;
They never have a rumpled frock
Or ribbon bow awry.
"Dorothy's Opinion" by Carolyn Wells
Dainty is the frock I wear,
Bright the gauze upon my hair:
Since my love is coy with me,
I'll be coy, and will not care!
"Charm Verses" by Anonymous European
And then their frocks were never torn,
Their tuckers always clean;
And their hair so very tidy–
Always quite fit to be seen.
"A Genteel Family" by Kate Greenaway
Alas, little frocks and toys,
Shadows of bygone joys,--
Have I not treasure
Of bitterest pleasure
In these little frocks and toys?
"The Mother's Lament" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Who's That: Frock of the Town Fresh-faced and fierce, TV fashionista Alexandra Vidal makes success a reality.
Froth, frocks and film at an anxiety-tinged Cannes.
Alison Brie rocked an uber-tiny floral frock with bright blue heels.
The opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center was three nights of award-worthy performances, champagne, and, of course, ambitious frocks.
Thee oh sees mincing around the frocks.
She's been stepping out lately in knee-high and thigh-high socks, matching them with short shift dresses and cutesy frocks with front-tie bows.
Here, shop our picks for '40s-inspired frocks and accessories that modernize them.
The 35-year-old actress wore a glistening, paisley print frock, which had a tres vintage feeling with Yves Saint Lauren Trib Two's.
Frock Candy 3112 Magazine St, 301-9864.
Is it your fun frock covered in cherries or your polka dot platforms.
A few weeks later, this luscious frock was found on actress Katherine Heigl.
We sat down with this Texas-born fashion designer to talk Southern frocks and her favorite spots in her hometown of Dallas.
Slip into a festive frock slicked with sequins, stones, or high gloss.
Rachel Baker checks out our pick, C. Dresses From work to the wedding circuit, a fine frock for every occasion.
That might just be the only way to avoid tangling with the house centipede high-tailing it for the shelter under your frock.
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