wincey

NOUN
  1. a plain or twilled fabric of wool and cotton used especially for warm shirts or skirts and pajamas
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How To Use wincey In A Sentence

  • It was decidedly on the short side and as "skimpy" as the notable wincey Anne had worn upon the occasion of her debut at Green Gables; but at least it would not be materially injured by down and feathers. Anne of Avonlea
  • I have six bolls of meal and seven yards of wincey going up the glen in the Salachary cart. Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure
  • I'm warm in my striped winceyette pyjamas and soft cotton bedding, my bedspread pulled up tight around my ears.
  • In the 1960s and 1970s, a new winceyette nightie and a boxed set of pink talc and bath cubes from Woolies were the ultimate in luxury.
  • In 1867 with Hugh Morton he began power loom manufacture of winceys in a factory in Greenholm and acquired the ownership of the clipping mill.
  • Matthew was not looking at her and would not have seen what she was really like if he had been, but an ordinary observer would have seen this: A child of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish-gray wincey. Anne of Green Gables
  • When the violent ring of the bell that announced their coming echoed through the house, Mrs. Potts had only to roll down the sleeves of her best wincey and button them at her wrists. Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense
  • Off came the lovely new costume of navy blue with a big white sailor collar, on went her horrid brown wincey which buttoned high around her little neck and always felt as if it were choking her. The Thorn Birds
  • She certainly was an odd-looking little creature in the short tight wincey dress she had worn from the asylum, below which her thin legs seemed ungracefully long. Anne of Green Gables
  • Minimalism won't suit those of us who like to sleep with fluffy toys or wear floral winceyette nighties.
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