Usage examples for pinafore

  1. Run along and change your pinafore, Master Garthie. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  2. One day Martin ran into the house looking very flushed and joyous, holding up his pinafore with something heavy in it. – A Little Boy Lost by W. H. Hudson
  3. Such a dear little man, in polka dot pinafore and white ruffles! – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates
  4. Cuba visited; an old Harvard friend lands the party in Havana; high officials escort Madame all over the island; assisted by old acquaintances; a curious Cuban waltz; a hot time in Morro Castle; international courtesies on the war- ships; fame had preceded Madame; discovers and visits Jules Alphonso; news of Napoleon's death; a German serenade; " Pinafore" for the sailors; a triumphal departure. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  5. I put a pair of white socks and shoes and a clean pinafore on the little girl, and combed her golden curls. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  6. He must not soil his pinafore, he must not get his hands dirty, and above all he must not play at any games which make his hair untidy, or tear his clothes. – A Lecture on Physical Development, and its Relations to Mental and Spiritual Development, delivered before the American Institute of Instruction, at their Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting, in Norwich, Conn., August 20, 1858 by S.R. Calthrop
  7. Elizabeth stood before her aunt twisting her pinafore into a string in an agony of suspense. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  8. " Granny made me two," and she stepped to the old bag and lifted out a dark- blue galateen pinafore which covered her all up to the hem of her frock. – The Story of Jessie by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  9. She can go to Mrs Butler's in a torn dress and dirty pinafore. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  10. " Teddy brought us such nice sugar cigars yesterday," says Renee, who, in her black frock and white pinafore and golden locks, looks perfectly angelic: " only I was sorry they weren't real; the fire at the end didn't burn one bit." – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  11. They belonged wholly to his pinafore years. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  12. One little fellow, in a linen pinafore, was mounted on the arm of a sofa, spurring vigorously; another was pursuing his sister about the room, trying to catch her feet with the tongs, and filling the air with repeated loud snaps of disappointment. – The Doctor's Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  13. " I will stop," said Phronsie, struggling hard with her tears, " if you only won't tell Mamsie," and she wiped her cheeks hard with her pinafore. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  14. " Don't, dear Susy," said Katy, wiping away her own tears with her little pinafore; " don't cry- mamma will see how red your eyes are,- poor, sick, tired mamma,- don't cry, Susy." – Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends by Fanny Fern
  15. The child stared up into her cousin's face, turning and twisting her white pinafore through her fingers. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  16. During all the years I lived with her, I never saw her look untidy, or with a spot or soil on frock or pinafore, nor did I ever know her to be anything but placid and gentle, very happy but very grave. – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  17. The April baby came panting up just as I had written that, the others hurrying along behind, and with flaming cheeks displayed for my admiration three brand- new kittens, lean and blind, that she was carrying in her pinafore, and that had just been found motherless in the woodshed. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  18. She knew that her mother expected obedience, and she took off her pinafore, took her sunbonnet, and, still sobbing, went slowly from the room. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  19. Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards