Usage examples for pinafore

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. She can go to Mrs Butler's in a torn dress and dirty pinafore – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  6. 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
  7. Run along and change your pinafore Master Garthie. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  8. Several years before, when Judith was still invisible in a pinafore he had stayed at the Palace- it was then Ingeborg spoke of him as old- and had been treated by her father with every attention and respect: He had on that occasion seemed glad to go. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. " 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
  10. Elizabeth stood before her aunt twisting her pinafore into a string in an agony of suspense. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  11. " 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. They belonged wholly to his pinafore years. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  16. " 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
  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. 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
  19. The child stared up into her cousin's face, turning and twisting her white pinafore through her fingers. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  20. Jimmy's Cruise in the Pinafore – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards