Usage examples for habiliments

  1. A considerable change had indeed taken place in the personal appearance of Will Wallace since his arrival in Edinburgh, for in place of the shepherd's garb, with which he had started from the " bonnie hills of Galloway," he wore the leathern apron and other habiliments of a blacksmith. – Hunted and Harried by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. If I could borrow that eloquence of Jouffroy which made his hearers turn pale, I might bring up before my readers a long array of pallid ghosts, whom these walls knew well in their earthly habiliments. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  3. It was the practice of some of this class to knock at the doors of those thought to be better off, on the evening before, begging " something for Thanksgiving;" and, by way of a joke, the children of comfortable neighbors and friends would often array themselves in cast- off bizarre habiliments, and come in bands of three or four to the houses of those whom they knew, preferring the same request. – Old New England Traits by Anonymous
  4. Thunder was still storming inside, and presently he reappeared, and hurled an armful of shirts, boots, trousers and other human habiliments into the air. – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  5. Jacob had never yet seen the Parliamentary troops, for they had not during the war been sent into that part of the country, but their iron skull- caps, their buff accoutrements, and dark habiliments, assured him that such these must be; so very different were they from the gaily- equipped Cavalier cavalry commanded by Prince Rupert. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  6. They tied their horses to a tree, and having given what assistance they could to the wounded men, they proceeded to strip three of the Parliamentary troopers; and then, laying aside their own habiliments, they dressed themselves in the uniform of the enemy, and mounting their horses made all haste from the place. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  7. I involuntarily started back at being thus transported, as it were, into the days of chivalry, but as soon as my first surprise had passed away and allowed time for a little reflection, I observed that my Knights were made of wood and intended to show off the habiliments of the different orders. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  8. She stole to the keyhole and thought she recognized the habiliments of her neighbor the dandy. – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
  9. I was about to turn away when the empty frame of the portico became occupied by a figure, and one so appropriate, in its wig and obsolete habiliments, to the old- world surroundings that it seemed to complete the picture, and I lingered idly to look at it. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman