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Boiled shirt


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Boiled shirt a white shirt clean washed
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; Ice. skyrta—skortr, shortness.


In literature:

He wore yellow trousers and an old boiled shirt.
"Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up" by Clarence Edward Mulford
Why didn't you put on a boiled shirt!
"The Longest Journey" by E. M. Forster
He squeezes his savage into log houses, boiled shirts, and boots.
"The Forest" by Stewart Edward White
In the town you are going to, a boiled shirt is a credential.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Would Thorn surprise his skin with a boiled shirt and his stomach with a broiled steak?
"Old Gorgon Graham" by George Horace Lorimer
She put one of Alchise's two calico shirts on to boil over the breakfast fire.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
He's the same old Ira; only he's wearin' blue overalls and a boiled shirt with the sleeves rolled up.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Maria had a vision of a man in his shirt-sleeves, smoking beside a red-hot stove, on which boiled the meat and onions.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
And I don't wear boiled shirts like you.
"Forty-one Thieves" by Angelo Hall
Doudney came to the door in his bare feet, buttoning his suspenders over a clean boiled shirt.
"Prairie Folks" by Hamlin Garland
I told you as plain as a woman could speak, not to boil that shirt.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
Si's paper collar and cuffs at once became pulpy paste, and his boiled shirt a clammy rag.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
She introduced boiled shirts and neckties.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
What are you doin' with that boiled shirt lyin' out there?
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
Wait till you see me in a spike-tail coat and a boiled shirt.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
Caliban in a boiled shirt, tuxedo and spats.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
You know very well you adore this country, like all the rest of the men, and would never be happy in a `boiled' shirt again.
"The Claw" by Cynthia Stockley
The idea of wearing a "boiled shirt" made him smile.
"Cattle-Ranch to College" by Russell Doubleday
Then I'll start you off with my blessing and all the boiled shirts you have in the world.
"The Potter's Thumb" by Flora Annie Steel
Others had built a fire, and were boiling their shirts in a borrowed kettle to kill the vermin.
"Tramping with Tramps" by Josiah Flynt