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Bishop sleeve

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bishop sleeve A wide sleeve, once worn by women.
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Usage

In literature:

They wore red sleeves, white aprons, and a cap like a bishop's miter over their golden hair.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
I would sometimes wear the lawn sleeves of a bishop, and sometimes the tye-wig of a barrister.
"Four Early Pamphlets" by William Godwin
I dare say he'll be wearing the lawn sleeves and rochet of a bishop before he's forty.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
If not, the Irish bench of bishops jointly selects the new wearer of lawn sleeves.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Another person put on a bishop's robes, satin gown, lawn sleeves, and the other pontifical ornaments.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
The Bishop was for askin' questions and sendin' in his card; but I gets him by the sleeve and tows him right in.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
They wore red sleeves, white aprons, and a cap like a bishop's mitre over their golden hair.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
They wore red sleeves, white aprons, and a cap like a bishop's mitre over their golden hair.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
The mere thought of the Bishop in his lawn sleeves seemed unreal out there in the sunshine.
"Red Rowans" by Flora Annie Steel
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In poetry:

The Bishop took his leave,
Rejoicing in his sleeve.
The next ensuing day
SOWLS went and heard a play.
"The Reverend Micah Sowls" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Higgledy piggledy, packed we lie,
Rats in a hamper, swine in a stye,
Wasps in a bottle, frogs in a sieve,
Worms in a carcase, fleas in a sleeve.
Hist! square shoulders, settle your thumbs
And buzz for the bishop—-here he comes.
"Holy-Cross Day" by Robert Browning