Dictionary.net

Loading...

Usage examples for haberdashery

  1. What could possess him to imagine that we should ever get over the shop- granted that it is a Brobdingnagian shop, an imposing mart of linen- drapery, haberdashery silk- mercery enough to serve the whole county? – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  2. And the star- boarder is a haberdashery clerk. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  3. Next he made certain purchases in haberdashery – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  4. And as to haberdashery I'm sure you might be reduced to rags in this place before you could get so much as a yard of glazed lining!" – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  5. " Mr. Wilkins handles gents' clothing, underwear, haberdashery and notions," interposed McAllister gravely. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  6. Oh, well, it's bad enough to be a horse- thief without burglarizing a man's haberdashery – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  7. Once a man went into a haberdashery to buy a coat. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
  8. I'm not quite sure, but I think it's a wholly imaginary creature much taken by the charms of haberdashery clerks. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  9. She happened to glance toward the station; her gaze became fixed, her body rigid, for, coming leisurely and pompously toward the house, was General Siddall, in the full panoply of his wonderful tailoring and haberdashery – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  10. Mrs. Purkiss talked graciously to Mr. Smithers about the prospects of haberdashery and the principles of window- dressing and, somewhat tactlessly, about the advantage of cash registers. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  11. There is no employment quieter, peacefuller than that of a clerk in a haberdashery – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
  12. Yes, but very tiresome with his ever- lasting truths, ideals, and other foolish haberdashery – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  13. All the houses were magnificently decorated; on platforms covered with the richest tapestry thronged the ladies of Bruges; there was nothing but haberdashery and precious stones. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  14. A European shop displays its fashionable haberdashery opposite a caravanserai; the magnificent cathedral overshadows a pretty mosque with its fountain; a Moorish balcony contains a group of young European ladies who set you thinking of Paris, whilst a graceful white shadow glides mysteriously under the gallery of an old palace. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  15. We found Roos in the office reading a last year's haberdashery catalogue. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  16. It is, as everyone knows, M. Zola's habit to take one of the many pursuits of men- from War and Religion down to Haberdashery and Veterinary Surgery- and expand it into an atmosphere for a novel. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  17. One had to make arrangements months beforehand, and wait till the dealers in cloth, haberdashery and spices were ready to set out with their wares for Eperies; these were then usually joined by a dozen or so of butchers and cattle- dealers from Lower Hungary, as many cattle- drovers, half a dozen strolling fiddlers, sundry Slovack linen and oil merchants, and some thirty students traveling homeward in vacation and provided with stout bludgeons; thereto were, of course, to be added the drivers of those who had to make the journey by horse or mule, or pay for the transport of their goods, so that the whole caravan generally numbered one hundred and fifty strong, and the robbers would think twice before venturing to attack so large a party. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  18. One might be told to keep to his snuff shop, another to his haberdashery and so on. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  19. If you ever pass by the Brown Haberdashery on Twenty- third Street, drop in, and I'll buy you a lunch. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst