Usage examples for gabardine

  1. I doubt if a Hebrew ever became a good Christian if the baptismal rite was performed by spitting on his Jewish gabardine – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  2. He spread out the skirts of his gabardine and pirouetted between the lines of tethered horses. – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  3. He was dressed as a native of the hills, in a long loose gabardine with a cloth wound round his waist. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  4. We twanged at once a hundred Jew's- harps in his ear, and before his eyes we paraded the effigy of a Jew, dressed in a gabardine of rags and paper. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  5. They are compelled to wear one costume- a long black gabardine and a black skull- cap. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory
  6. At the helm stood the Jew; his whole figure enveloped in a gabardine the cowl of which, raised above his head, gave him almost the appearance of a spectre in its shroud; whilst upon the deck, mixed with Europeans in various kinds of dresses, all of them picturesque with the exception of my own, trod the turbaned Moors, the haik of the hadji flapping loosely in the wind. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  7. Two heavy gabardine shooting suits. – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney
  8. He was dressed in rags, but the rags were the remnants of a black gabardine and he wore a black skull- cap upon his head. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  9. Then another phantom is seen At her side, in a gray gabardine With beard that floats to his waist; It is Simon Magus, the Seer; He speaks, and she pauses to hear The words he utters in haste. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  10. Even one under every gabardine And there is a crowd of every degree: The urchins, all laughing with mirth and glee; And pipers and jangleurs might there be seen, And cummers and mummers in red and green, All cheery and merry and void of care, As if they were going to Rumbollow Fair. – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIV. by Revised by Alexander Leighton
  11. With a hurried word of praise he flung the gabardine about her, grasped her arm, and bade her keep her eyes firmly fixed upon the lions; then, step by step, those two foolhardy young persons backed slowly out of the danger into which they had so thoughtlessly and unnecessarily forced themselves. – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks
  12. At the age of ten he was apprenticed to his father, who undertook, according to the indentures, to provide him with board and lodging, a blue gabardine and a pair of good shoes, and various other matters in return for his service. – Christopher Columbus, Complete by Filson Young
  13. She's wearing the astrakhan, and carrying the gabardine flung careless- like over her arm. – Echoes of the War by J. M. Barrie