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Usage examples for plaid

  1. She found the shawl, of red- and- black plaid, and spread it over the old lady's shoulders. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  2. The teacher, a fish- like woman in a plaid skirt, remonstrated with her pupil. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  3. I knew it perfectly well; while I sought out the simplest and prettiest dark small plaid I could find. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. She wore her new plaid dress trimmed with black velvet and gilt buttons, and as red was the prevailing color in the plaid, her dark curls were tied up with a big red bow. – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  5. Half an hour after Aunt Hannah had gone Betsey put her little red plaid shawl over her head, and ran across the field to Jimmy Scarecrow. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  6. Thomas had sunk forward upon the chair, and had already drawn his plaid over his head. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  7. By the way, Doctor, have you seen anything of a little plaid- pattern match- box? – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  8. But what were difficulties to a youth brought up to subsist upon a handful of oatmeal, to drink the waters of the stream, and to sleep shrouded in my plaid, beneath the arch of an impending rock! – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  9. " What a lovely sash you have on," she exclaimed, with a sudden change of mood, holding up an end of Alene's plaid sash. – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne
  10. The so- called Plaid Trust was sought to be formed; it was to handle the plaids of all the Southern mills, and was to be a New Jersey corporation. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  11. He hastily pulled aside Wallace's plaid to throw it over the glittering hilt of the sword, and thus exposed the iron box. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  12. Being bad- tempered, parson, suits you just about as well as plaid pants and a Hello Bill button. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  13. Hender lolled with her legs stretched out; Kate rested her head upon her hand wearily; Mrs. Ede sat straight, apparently unheeding the sunlight which fell across the plaid shawl that she wore winter and summer. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  14. " And you might give me a cup of tea in the afternoon," the professor had added, looking at the rector rather narrowly before shambling off to his hotel to get the plaid shawl which he often wore at night. – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens
  15. Sit under this rock, dearest, and cover yourself with my plaid. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
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